Video: Pakistan honours Dubai expat with civilian award

Video: Pakistan honours Dubai expat with civilian award

Islamabad/Dubai - The legend has been a long time UAE resident.

By Web Report

Published: Sun 24 Mar 2019, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 25 Mar 2019, 11:05 PM

Dubai-based Pakistani legend received one of Pakistan's top civilian honours on March 23 as the nation celebrated Pakistan Day.
Pakistan's singing legend, Sajjad Ali, was among the 127 people who received civilian awards last Saturday.
The awards were presented by President Dr Arif Alvi to artistes and other public figures for their excellence in different fields.
Ali was honoured with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz - the third highest civilian honour in Pakistan - along with another folk legend, Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi.

Another UAE expat to receive the same award was Dr Zia ul Hasan - a Dubai resident.
Ali, who has been a UAE expat for many years now, is known for his versatile range - having produced classical and pop hits since the late 80s.
Some of his iconic hits include 'Chief Saab', 'Bolo Bolo', 'Paniyon Mein' and 'Babia' among others.
He took to Twitter to thank his fans and dedicated the award to them:

Fans, including celebrities congratulated the legend for the award then acknowledged his contribution to music over the decades:
The singer is still an active artiste, producing songs and promoting them through soclal media.

He also recorded a song with his daughter for Coke Studio:

An impromptu jam with his fans in Dubai:

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