Abrar-ul-Haq

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Abrar-ul-Haq
Abrar-ul-Haq 2014-05-10.jpg
Abrar-ul-Haq in Calgary (2014)
Background information
Native name ابرار الحق
Birth name Abrar-ul-Haq Kahloon
Also known as Jattan Da Jagga
Punjab Da Sitara
Born (1969-07-21) 21 July 1969 (age 48)
Ghulam Muhammad Abad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • teacher
  • politician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995–present
Labels
  • Sound Master
  • Moviebox
  • Kizmet Records
  • Planet Records
Website www.lyricsoup.com/artist/abrar-ul-haq

Abrar-ul-Haq (Punjabi, Urdu: ابرار الحق‎) is a Pakistani pop, bhangra, and folk musician and politician. He is also the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and President of Youth Wing of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. On his first album "Billo De Ghar" his name appears as simply "Abrar". Before becoming a singer, he was a Geography teacher at the Aitchison College in Lahore. He is current Chairman of Youth Parliament of Pakistan.

Life[edit]

Abrar-ul-Haq was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan with roots belonging to a small town called Narowal, Pakistan.[1] He completed his Bachelor's degree from Sir Syed College in Rawalpindi. He then completed his Master's degree in Social science from Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad. After that, he started teaching in Aitchison College, which is one of the most respected institutes of Pakistan. But he soon realized that singing was his passion and started working on his first album. He started his singing career in 1995 with debut album Billo de ghar. The song "Billo de ghar" was the most popular song of that album. With this debut album he earned a lot of fame. Encouraged by success of first album he released his second album Majajni in 1998. His third album Bay ja cycle te was released in 1999. His fourth album, Asaan jana mall-o-mall was released in 2002. His fifth album Nachan main audhay nall nall was released in 2004. Abrar-ul-Haq's latest album Naara sadha ishq aey was released in March 2007. His cousin Jawad Kahloon is also a singer who has received many British awards for best performance in Udeekan and Seenay wajj ja. Other than music, Abrar-ul-Haq also founded a charitable organisation SAHARA which is an abbreviation of "Services Aimed at Health and Awakening in Remote Areas". Its aim is to promote health and education in remote areas. Abrar-ul-Haq also founded a hospital named "Sugra Shafi Medical Complex" in Narowal. In December 2011 it was reported that Abrar-ul-Haq had joined the Pakistani political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He married Hareem Abrar in 2005, he has two daughters (Hamna Abrar & Inaya Abrar) and one son (Muhammad Taha).[2]

Sahara for Life Trust[edit]

Abrar-ul-Haq is the founder and chairman of Sahara for Life Trust, a charitable organisation promoting health and education in remote areas.[3] Sahara for Life Trust started its work in Narowal, where it established the first large-scale hospital in 2003 for the people of Narowal who were facing issues transporting patients in critical condition in a timely manner to big cities for better treatment in larger hospitals.[4] In 2016, Sahara for Life Trust opened their medical college in Narowal and gave admissions to 100 students for its first graduating class.

Projects[edit]

  • Sughra Shafi Medical Complex- Narowal, Pakistan
  • Sahara Medical College- Narowal, Pakistan

Political career[edit]

On 19 December 2011 Abrar-ul-Haq started his political career by joining Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf.[5] Currently, he is serving as Secretary of Foreign Affairs of PTI.[6] He contested 2013 general elections from PTI platform from NA-117 (Narowal-III) but lost to Ahsan Iqbal of PML-N by 44122 votes.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Notes
1995 Billo De Ghar
1998 Majajani
1999 Bay Ja Cycle Tay
2002 Assan Jana Mall-o Mall February 5th
2004 Nachan Main Audhay Naal June 1st
2007 Naara Sada Ishq Aey March
2013 Sab Rang Aap (PBUH) Se
2016 Billo Returns Aithay Rakh April 30th

Studio Releases[edit]

Year Title Notes
2000 Mein Gaddi Aap Chalawan Ga Compilation
2006 Collaborations– Sukshinder Shinda & Gurdas Maan Single
2008 Sar Jlayn Gay Roshani Hogee Single
2009 Awain Na Kar Zulm Ke Ik Din Muk Jana Single
2010 Sar Utha Ke Compilation
2011 Ki Karan Day O Ft Jawad-Shahzman Single
2014 Collaborations 3– Sukshinder Shinda & Abrar-ul-Haq: ITHY RAKH Single
2014 Pani Da Bulbula Coke Studio (Pakistan)
2014 Ishq di Booti Coke Studio (Pakistan)
2014 Allah Hu Ft Saieen Zahoor Coke Studio (Pakistan)
2016 Qaseeda Burda Shareef Single
2016 Bekarar - Music By: Farhan NTF Single

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016–2017 Darja-e-Shararat Himself/host September 13, 2016 (Eid ul Adha)–June 28, 2017 (Eid ul Fitr) on Samaa TV

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
2000 PTV Awards Folk singer PTV World Won
2002 Lux Style Award Best Singer 2002 Best Singer Lux Style Award Won
2003 Lux Style Award Best Singer 2003 Best Singer Lux Style Award Won
2004 PTV Awards Six years consecutive award holder for best pop singer PTV Home Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://abrar-ul-haq.com/pages.php?pageid=2
  2. ^ "Abrar Ul Haq Singer & Philanthropist Joins Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf". Awami. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  3. ^ About Sahara for Life Trust Archived 10 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. saharaforlife.org
  4. ^ "About Sughra Shafi Medical complex". Sahara for Life Trust. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Billo boy buys PTI ticket". Dawn. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "PTI Elected National Council". Pakistan Tehreek e-Insaf. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "General Election 2013 (Consolidated) NA-117 (NAROWAL-III)Result: Announced". Election Commission of Pakistan. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 

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