Abrar-ul-haq was born in 1968 at Narowal. He got his initial education from Gujrat and Rawalpindi. Took his Bachelor’s degree from Sir Syed College, Rawalpindi and acquired Master’s degree in social sciences from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

Abrar joined Aitchison College’s permanent faculty in 1996. He had to quit teaching to pursue his career in pop music; although he consider the day he joined Aitchison College the proudest day of his life.

He primarily sings in Punjabi, the language of most populated province of Pakistan. He sings in Urdu too. His popular single “Sanu Tere Nal” is in English and Punjabi.

Abrar’s first single “Billo De Ghar” was an instant hit along with his album. That song is still remembered today even though it was one of his oldest songs. According to his website more than 16 million copies of his debut album have been sold.

Abrar states ” I was very secure in my formative years because of the tremendous love and support my parents gave me. I always idolized my father but my mother was my main anchor in my life. Her tremendous encouragement and faith in me was the driving force behind everything I did. I could talk every thing with her and therefore it was with great pride that I went and presented her my appointment letter. She held me close and said “I knew that you will get this job, I prayed for you”".

About singing he quotes “I was always fond of singing. While studying in Islamabad I organized fund raising concerts. I still

 remember trying to sell the tickets of my functions. I use to tell the people that there is an excellent singer who will perform at this concert. I am sure that they use to be surprised at seeing me on the stage. However, It never bothered me, as the money I collected from these concerts would go to help the needy students. When I joined as teacher in Aitcheson, I could not get over my love for singing and it was here that I composed my song “Billo Day Ghar”. My popularity as a singer grew, but I always looked for approval from my mother. No success was complete till my mother approved. I was really my mother’s boy.”+

Abrar-ul-Haq has immensely come to age as a popular pop bhangra singer. His every album has brought about massive hits that topped the charts. From “Billo Day Ghar” to “Majajni”, “Bay Ja Cycle Tay” to “Punjabi Touch”, every thing was on people’s lips.

He belongs to Jat clan of Kahloon based in District Narowal. His elder brother Maj (R) Israr ul Haq Kahloon is an active politician in Narowal District.

SAHARA for Life Trust

He is the founder and chairman of SAHARA for Life Trust, a charitable organisation promoting health and education in remote areas. The term SAHARA stands for: “Services Aimed at Health and Awakening in Remote Areas”.

The abbreviation SAHARA has been chosen very cleverly as it is Roman script or transliteration for a word of Urdu which means aid or assistance.

On 4 June during a TV show a controversory arose as Abrar and Jawad Ahamad (A Known Singer in Pakistan)fought on the issue of corruption in NGOs. Jawad Ahmad blammed Abrar about withdrawing of salary by his brother Israr Ul Haq. The TV show was aired without editing in which Abrar explained that it is true that his brother is drawing salary 85,000. Although claim of Abrar is wrong because salary of Israr is exceeding Rs 125,000 plus other benefits including vehicle and maintenance etc.

Abrar’s Music

Billo De Ghar (1995)
Majajni (1997)
Bay Ja Cycle Tay (1999)
Assan Jana Mall-o Mall (2002)
Nachan Main Audhay Naal (2004)
Naara Sada Ishq Aey (2007)

Abrar’s Video

Preeto meray naal (featuring Ali Zafar and Fasial Qureshi)

Sanu Teray Naal

Nach Panjaban

Bay Ja Cycle Te Live


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