Pakistani Pop Singer Ali Haider

Ali Haider

Ali Haider is a very famous artist, mostly recognized as one of the best pop singers from Pakistan. Ali Haider is born in the year 1967 in Karachi on 22nd October. In early 90’s Ali was more associated with Pop genre especially due to his song Purani Jeans.

Career Highlights of Ali Haider

Purani Jeans rose to fame quickly after its release due to its catchy yet somewhat relatable lyrics. The video too was very funky with a little drama. The song majorly revolved around college life and the teenage life. Ali released his first album in 1988 and after that around 16 albums have been launched in his usual pop way of singing.

Ali Haider is one of the versatile stars; he likes to write his songs and he also likes to act. He has taken roles in several dramas on PTV. One of his great hit dramas is Chand sa Mukhra for which he sung the theme song of the serial.

Ali has sung various nauhas too (religious words usually in respect of Shuhda-e-Karbala). In 2009, it was reported that Ali Haider left the music career completely. He took a turn and focused completely on naat and nauhas. In 2011 though, he took taken a turn again and became a little inclined towards the music industry. He does not sing pop songs but recently has started singing various sufiana kalaams. The recognition of Ali Haider is primarily due to his sung pop songs and he has given many popular songs to the Pakistani music industry.

Pop Singers of Pakistan

Vital Signs-pop group of PAKISTAN

Pakistan got its first taste of pop music in the late 60’s when Waheed Murad was seen swaying to the tunes of Ko Ko Korina sung by Ahmed Rushdi for the film Armaan. This song revolutionized the music scene in Pakistan as well as across the border.

Singers Alamgir and Mohammed Ali Shehki took pop music one step further in the late 70’s. Their songs were an instant hit and very popular among the younger generation.

In 1980, Nazia Hassan a teenage Pakistan born British became a house hold name with her very first song sung for an Indian movie. Her first album Disco Dewane sung along with her brother Zohaib Hassan enjoyed phenomenal success. Inspired by the Hassan siblings, a number of singers followed their footsteps some of them are Tehseen Javed, Saleem Javed and Hasan Jahangir. Hasan Jahangir’s “Hawa Hawa” was a super duper hit.

In the early 90’s, the band Vital Signs took the music scene by storm with their song “Dil dil Pakistan”. They were largely helped by their looks and video. Soon many bands such as Junoon, Awaz, and Strings etc joined the band wagon. Of all the bands, Stings still exist. Junoon introduced and popularized a new genre of music the “Sufi Rock”. Shehzad Roy, Ali Haider and Najam Shiraz are some individual singers of the 90’s worth mentioning.

The girls of Pakistan have also contributed to pop music. Besides Nazia Hasan other leading female singers are Hadiqa Kiyani and Fareha Pervaiz. Recently two girls from Peshawar have formed a band Zeb and Haniya. Their music is much appreciated in Pakistan as well as abroad.


1. Atif Aslam
2. Ali Zafar
3. Ali Azmat
4. Hadiqa Kiyani
5. Ali Haider
6. Princess Annie
7. Nazia Hasan
8. Junaid Jamshed
9. Shafqat Ammanat Ali
10. Fakhir