Ali Zafar pays tribute 'vibrant' Pashtun culture with 'Larsha Pekhawar'

Track features Coke Studio famed Gul Panra and a talented rap trio from Peshawar, ‘Fortitude Pukhtoon Core’


Entertainment Desk September 23, 2021

After the huge success of Laila O’ Laila and Allay, Ali Zafar has dropped an electrifying Pashto song Larsha Pekhawar featuring none other than Gul Panra and a very talented rap trio from Peshawar, ‘Fortitude Pukhtoon Core’. The Channo singer dropped his rendition of one of the oldest and most celebrated Pashto folk tune, reported a press release. 

This is the third regional song by Zafar and it is dedicated to the Pashtun Culture Day celebrated on September 23. Larsha Pekhawar by the Jhoom singer is a visual and audio treat as it protects the song’s lingual authenticity and is carefully reproduced with love for modern audiences around the globe. The song is trending on top on YouTube. 

The acclaimed singer took to Twitter to share the music video, stating, “Dedicated to one of the bravest, greatest and most resilient people - Pashtuns”. The singer’s earlier two regional songs, Laila O’ Laila and Allay, have altogether crossed a record 67 million views on YouTube alone.

The heartfelt tribute to the Sindhi traditions and culture, Allay, featuring rap star Abid Brohi garnered 30 million views on YouTube in just nine months. Zafar’s Balochi duet with 12-year-old child prodigy Urooj Fatima, Laila O Laila, recently crossed 37 million views on YouTube.

Previously, in collaboration with Pakistan Air Force (PAF), the Kill Dill star released a song titled Ura Mein to pay tribute to the armed forces on the occasion of Defence Day, celebrated on September 6 every year.

Zafar teased the song late last month, taking to his Instagram to mark the release. He wrote underneath the post, “Mein Ura is out now. A tribute to our brave warriors in the air defending us day and night.”

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