12 Jan, 2022

Ali Zafar's first Pashto song has been a hit ever since its release in September 2021 — it hit an impressive 1.7 million views on YouTube in less than 48 hours, trending at no.1 on the video sharing platform. The love has only kept growing as the song has now crossed 52 million views in just three months.

Zafar's record label Lightingale Records shared the news on their Instagram by posting a snippet of the music video with the captions "Biggest Hit of the year 2021", "Reached 52 million views on YouTube organically in three months" and "And still growing". They tagged the singer, congratulating him.

'Larsha Pekhawar' features Pashto folk singer Gul Panra and Pushto rap trio Fortitude Pukhtoon Core. 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" and is "a tribute to their vibrant culture, values and most of all bravery."

Zafar re-posted the music video snippet on his Instagram Story, thanking his fans.

Panra also shared the same snippet on her Story.

Along with the Pashto song, Zafar has diversified his music by singing a Chinese song, a K-pop inspired song and a naat.


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Khurram Abrar Jan 12, 2022 03:40pm
He is multitalented actor. Far better than those like Meesha Shafi types. He will go a long way.
Soniye Tu Auder Te La Jan 12, 2022 03:40pm
Meesha Shafi needs to publicly apologize for trying her best to destroy this man's career, on fake charges. She's already started backtracking in her trial-court proceedings.
Rehan ullah Jan 12, 2022 03:41pm
Appreciate the efforts, but it have no links with culture or values, don't attach songs with culture, culture is different in any aspects from music, music is entertainment and enjoyment, anyhow congratulations on mammoth amount of viewership...
ST Jan 12, 2022 04:57pm
Meesha may be getting stomach cramps today. ;p
Dr Salaria Ahmed Part II Jan 12, 2022 05:00pm
Very important news
Jamil Soomro, New York City Jan 12, 2022 05:17pm
What a beautiful sweet Pashto Language song by Ali Zafar and Gul Panra after the blockbuster Sindhi song Allay Allay by Ali Zafar and Urooj Fatima that hit 37 Million views around the world. Congratulations.
Pak Pashtun Jan 12, 2022 05:44pm
Stop appropriating our culture, and secondly find a new song, we have a lot of songs you know.... Tired of everyone rehashing the same tired old song
Zaman Jan 12, 2022 06:59pm
It is important to respect regional cultures and languages. It is a wonderful tribute to a vibrant and historic city and region.
NYS Jan 12, 2022 07:21pm
Whether you don't comprehend the language of this rendition still tap your fingers and enjoy light melody
Humza Jan 12, 2022 09:21pm
@Pak Pashtun Haters going to be always hating. It's just a song and not representative of larger culture and history for a specific region in Pakistan. That being said why can't you just take entertainment for what it's worth. The same has been done for Baluch, Sindhi, and Punjabi cultures but no one thinks that a song represents all that a province embodies.
Factsmatter Jan 12, 2022 09:52pm
Well sung and choreographed. Don’t understand the language but loved it.
Pakistani Jan 12, 2022 11:22pm
@Rehan ullah - you are welcome to leave Pakistan and move to Afghanistan permanently.
Aiza Jan 13, 2022 05:22am
A lovely and catchy song from beautiful Peshawar! Ali Zaffar you have done it again, you truly deserve all the success!
Chacha Jee Jan 13, 2022 06:04am
Drone shots, and to diversify showing few seconds of Sikhs praying makes the song video beautiful.
Rami Jan 13, 2022 09:18am
Why Pakistani in large numbers support their artists,SRK and Mahira zaalima song has 279millions views on y tube!
Rami Jan 13, 2022 09:19am
@Rehan ullah music folks songs, stories and plays depicts culture!
VAgg Jan 13, 2022 09:53am
Very melodious. My father was born and spent a few years in Peshawar before independence/partition. Hope I can visit this place someday! Love from India!