Ali Zafar's Pashto song 'Larsha Pekhawar' trends number 1 on YouTube

Ali Zafar's Pashto song 'Larsha Pekhawar' trends number 1 on YouTube

The song, featuring Gul Panra and Fortitude Pukhtoon Core, celebrates the "vibrant culture, values and bravery" of the Pashtuns.
24 Sep, 2021

Singer Ali Zafar's new song 'Larsha Pekhawar' has been a favourite on YouTube since its release on September 22. The song is trending number one on the video streaming website.

The song features Gul Panra and Fortitude Pukhtoon Core alongside Zafar. The music has been composed by Hassan Badshah and the video's direction has been done by Waleed Akram.

According to the music video's description on YouTube, the song is a dedication to "Pashtun brothers and sisters". "A tribute to their vibrant culture, values and most of all bravery," it read. In an earlier video message on Instagram, Zafar had called the song a "humble tribute to a great people with one of the most vibrant, honourable and powerful cultures in the world".

Zafar took to Instagram to thank his followers for making the music video trend number one. "Thank you so much for the love always," he said.

Many listeners appreciated Zafar's tribute to the Pashtun culture in the comment section on YouTube. "Thanks for promoting our culture," a user wrote. "More power to you."

Another user commented on the song being a "refreshing" take on the classic song and lauded the video's inclusion of diverse Pashtun ethnicities present in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

So far the music video has amassed an impressive 1.7 million views in less than 48 hours.