Music Icons in Pakistan

Music of includes diverse elements ranging from music from various parts of South Asia as well as Central Asian, Middle Eastern, and modern-day Western popular music influences. With these multiple influences, a distinctive Pakistani sound has emerged.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan


He was a legendary Pakistani vocalist and musician, primarily a singer of Qawwali, a form of Sufi Islamic devotional music. He possessed an extraordinary range of vocal abilities and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours.

Abida Parveen


Abida Parveen, is a Pakistani Sufi Muslim singer, composer and musician. Her singing and music has earned her many accolades, and she has been dubbed as the 'Queen of Sufi music'.



Zarsanga is a famous pushto singer, widely known as 'The Queen of Pushton Folklore'. She has enthralled thousands of Pakhtuns and local people with her voice.

Nazia Hassan


Nazia Hassan was a Pakistani pop singer-songwriter, She enjoyed widespread popularity across South and Southeast Asia and has been called the "Queen of Pop" in South Asia.

Shazia Khushk


Shazia Khushk is a Pakistani Former Folk Singer. She has sung more than 500 songs on sufism-folk music in multiple languages. She performed in 45 countries of the world.

Atif Aslam


A pakistani pop singer songwriter, has recorded numerous chart-topping songs and known for his vocal belting technique also awarded with Medal of Distinction in 2008.

Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi


He is a Mianwali-Born vocalist, considered as a folk-icon and most popular singer in history of Pakistan. Esakhelvi regined supreme and unchallanged in the cultured music salons of elites.

Akhtar Chanal Zahri


He is a famous Balochi Folk singer, also a form of Sufi devotional music. He received 'Pride of Performance Award' for extraordinary range of vocal abilities.


Tourism is a focused area of the present government. Several initiatives are being undertaken to garner the potential offered by the tourism industry. To develop and enhance coordination with provinces, federal ministries, and private actors, facilitate in the development of policies, strategies, framework, etc, to market and promote tourism potentials nationally and internationally; and capacity building for the provision of quality human resource, the Government has constituted the National Tourism Coordination Board (NTCB). NTCB is mandated to:

As a part of the strategy, the NTCB formulated following thematic working groups to develop strategies and action plans in their assigned specific areas:

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