Updated 17 Oct, 2016

Move over, Fawad Khan. There's a new chai-making sensation in town.

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A discovery of Islamabad-based photographer Javeria Ali, this chaiwala — spotted at a tea stall in Islamabad's Sunday Bazaar — has girls ready for rishtas and talent management firms on the look-out for their next big star.

"I didn't expect [such a fuss] at all," shares the photographer Javeria. "It's very surprising."

"I took the picture during a photowalk at [Islamabad's] Itwar Bazaar and put it up as a regular post on Instagram and it didn't go viral until four or five days later," she tells us.

Javeria Ali uploaded more photos after popular demand
Javeria Ali uploaded more photos after popular demand

Javeria, whose photography business goes by the name of Jiah's Photography, says that some enterprising person realised the potential of the photograph before she did.

"Someone stole the picture from my Instagram since it had no watermark. This person claimed it to be hers. Later, a girl on Twitter (@albatrouz_)posted it and it started trending. Afterwards, Facebook page Sheikhspere posted the tweet on their page. I found out then that it went viral.

"People started tagging me and my Facebook blew up. Then I had to run after all the pages to [have them] give [me] credit and tell them it was my image.

"And then [popular Indian Instagram account] India Pictures shared the photo and my insta went viral. Since yesterday, my phone and Facebook has been buzzing.

"Thanks to the girl who claimed it to be hers, [laughs] and the twitter account @albatrouz_."

While Javeria knows little about the chaiwala, Twitter is having a field day with her important discovery.

Some think he could be the next Momina Mustehsan.

A few now think maybe Islamabad isn't so dull after all.

This woman feels our new national obsession doesn't reflect too poorly on ladies in Pakistan:

This one's in full do-gooder mode:

He's reminding some of that friend of their significant others'.

Some guys think it's a good thing the hot chaiwala came along.

He's not all looks and chai-making, Hot Chaiwala also scored some sartorial points:


art kp Oct 17, 2016 02:30pm
"Having sea blue eyes is common in Pashtuns."
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Muhammad Murad Iqbal Oct 17, 2016 03:03pm
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Naveed Oct 17, 2016 03:31pm
Javeria seems like you haven't visited our KPK yet. I give you a suggestion, there is a small area near nowshera, called Salikhana, please go visit it and you will be amazed at the beauty of both male and female population. I tried to find myself a wife there, but no success.
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Afzal Hayat Khattak Oct 17, 2016 03:37pm
looking cute chai wala baii
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Taimoor Khan Oct 17, 2016 03:39pm
Some comments on social media comparing this chaiwalla to the other chaiwalla across the border are simply hilarious.
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Hassan (Karachi) Oct 17, 2016 04:00pm
@Naveed No need, many of the Pathans have left their region to look for better economic conditions and safety in bigger cities. Go to any of the major cities (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Pindi etc.) and you will find them. Tea shops are always run by the Pathans of KP or Balochistan here in Karachi. DHA Phase 1/2 have a huge Quetta based community running many shops.
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khanman Oct 17, 2016 04:06pm
@Naveed come to Bannu I will find you one, theres a chance you will shift there permanently just like theres an old legend and a story about a bird who landed in bannu aka bani gul and cuoldnt took off again with one wing
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Usmani Oct 17, 2016 04:07pm
Fawad Khan Actor x 100 = Fawad khan chaiwala
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Sikandar Rehman Oct 17, 2016 04:22pm
This Chai wala will be rocking on ''Social Media'' .
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Sohrab Goth Wala Oct 17, 2016 04:30pm
Even Men from my area are in action after this pic. Tho
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Umair Farooq Oct 17, 2016 04:31pm
great .....discovery
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nurul huda Oct 17, 2016 04:41pm
@khanman Can you help to get me a beautiful bride over there???
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H. Khan Oct 17, 2016 04:47pm
I am sure TV channels are now going to scoop him up and he will be a millionaire. Good luck!
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H. Khan Oct 17, 2016 04:48pm
I am sure film producers or TV channels are now going to scoop him up and he will be a millionaire. Good luck!
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Raw Is War Oct 17, 2016 04:53pm
Cool. Chai wala from that side of the border.
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shereen Oct 17, 2016 05:09pm
did he consent to all this?
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Haroon Rashid Khan Oct 17, 2016 05:10pm
A one good reason for all the Islo girls to visit Itwar Bazaar.
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Syed Waqar Ali Oct 17, 2016 05:14pm
There is no dearth of people like him in our country.
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talat haque Oct 17, 2016 06:33pm
Good looks at every turn of the head - what a place Pakistan !
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Adonis Oct 17, 2016 07:09pm
Just one look at this Adonis, and you'll soon forget the Chai-wala.! :)
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Prateik Oct 17, 2016 08:41pm
Beauty is skin deep.
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NASR Oct 18, 2016 01:30am
You can find a lot of Handsome Pushtun all over KPK. Blue and Green eyes is not rare
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S. A. M. Oct 18, 2016 03:40am
at one point in time we had a Pathan driver with similar blue eyes and sharp features, then a Bengali cook with dark complexion and attractivd deep black eyes and one servant from southern Punjab for mopping and cleaning. they were all clean and good looking. I used to think how beauty has so many shades.
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Aamer Oct 18, 2016 11:57am
Masha Allah, good looking man. MayAllah bless him with Success and wealth.
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kamsen Oct 18, 2016 12:57pm
I assure you there are far more good looking people in pashtuns with great personalities, the chai wala dude have just ordinary looks and it just his good many started loving him, he maybe a good guy that spinning his luck, anyway all the best
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Jawad Oct 18, 2016 12:58pm
He's got blue eyes ... just like million other Pashtuns - seems more like a "storm in a tea cup" to me...
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jun Oct 18, 2016 03:13pm
Pakistani men are handsome.In Japan,only this year 2016,half Pakistani half Japanese,one wins Mr.Global Japan(Fujita Yusuke) and other title goes to Wilhelmina top model Arizumi Ryo Nadeem who won Mr.Universal Ambassador Japan, Mr.World finalist and other titles.No doubt,Pakistani men are good looking
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mustafa zyan Oct 18, 2016 06:59pm
U become a top modle if someone notice u . u have a natural beaty dude.
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Amer Rao Oct 18, 2016 07:18pm
Lets see, how we as a nation can help him. I request all our major advertisement companies. just give him a chance in your ads. InshaAllah his future is bright. Pakistan Zindabad
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Az Oct 18, 2016 08:55pm
He is gorgeous ❤️
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Zara Oct 18, 2016 11:26pm
I feel embarrassed on behalf of this poor man. If we are going to stop objectifying women, we need to apply the same standard to men. Leave him alone.
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django Oct 19, 2016 04:03am
Go to Chitral and neighbouring areas, you will find a hundred and one chaps who are better looking than this chap, blue eyes and green eyes are in abundance as are Balkan like features........hands down the most beautiful people in Pakistan
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Anniyah Oct 19, 2016 10:22am
PATHANS are very good-looking people!
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Farman Nawaz Oct 19, 2016 11:25am
@khanman that bird was suffering from short term memory loss. it could not remember that it was not Karak.
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MUSIC Oct 20, 2016 01:09am
How about a dream duet between Momina Mustehsan and Chai Wala in Coke Studio 10?
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Jawad Ali Oct 20, 2016 05:02pm
now he is international chai wala
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KASHMIRI BOY Oct 21, 2016 12:18am
What will happen , if there would be a girl , then these media houses call males dominat society
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