Nobody needs a language to understand music and songs. Nepalese fans have demonstrated this in a musical evening of Pakistani pop singer Abrar Ul Haq. Organized by Embassy of Pakistan, the musical evening was filled with the young crowd who sided with pop singer Abrar’s music and sounds.
Abrar Ul Haq is a pop, bhangra and folk singer with a celebrity status. Known as a pioneer of bhangra music in Pakistan, Haq is considered as a King of Pakistani pop. Most of his Pakistani songs are upbeat and lyrics represented Pakistani culture with harmonious touch and clever sarcasm.
In his solo concert, he began the program with Urdu Sufi of Tere Rang Rang. His second performance was Urdu Classical. When he started to sing a Punjabi Pop, his music lovers joined him in the stage of Nepal Army Auditorium.
People enjoyed his two hours long musical concert backing him in his whole program. Packed with the young people, singer Haq’s pop music received wide range of support. Hello Hello, Kuriyan Lahore Diyan a sannu Tairay naal are some of the most hits. Urdu Sufi and Urdu classical also attracted the crowd.
Although Nepal and Pakistan share cultural ties through Urdu, only a few efforts are made to highlight them in public. By inviting pop singer like Haq, Pakistani Embassy tried to restore cultural link between the two countries.
Chief Guest and Deputy Prime Minister Bharat Mohan Adhikari also distributed the prize to the winner of Ambassador of Pakistan Essay Writing Completion. Started with the opening remarks of Pakistan Ambassador to Nepal Syed Abrar Hussein, the function saw pop singer Haq winning the hearts and minds of Nepalese music lovers.