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Pakistani band Strings call it quits after 33 years

Web report/Dubai
Filed on March 26, 2021
Photo: Strings/Instagram

The band announced that they were parting ways, much to the dismay of their fans.

Pakistani rock band Strings announced on Friday that its members would be parting ways.

According to a post on their official Instagram, the Pakistani rock band decided to “graciously conclude” their partnership after 33 years.

The band thanked their fans for their support over the years.

"It's so rare to have the chance to be able to do things like this and we are infinitely grateful to all of our fans for making it possible. We hope you found it worthwhile as well."

"While the band technically may not be together anymore, both of us share an inseparable bond that will connect us no matter where life takes us. Thank you so much for everything," the farewell note read.

The members of Strings were Bilal Maqsood, Faisal Kapadia, Rafiq Wazir and Kareem Bashir Bhoy, who founded the band while they were in college in 1989.

The band took an eight-year hiatus after two successful albums 'Strings I' (1990) and 'Strings II' (1992), making an explosive comeback with their third album ‘Duur'.

They later made music for Bollywood as well, recording "Yeh Hai Meri Kahani" for the movie Zinda (2006) and "Aakhri Alvida" for "Shootout at Lokhandwala" (2007).

Strings is well known for composing Pakistan's official cricket World Cup song in 2003, "Hai Koi Hum Jaisa".

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