Islamabad: Popular Pakistani singers Atif Aslam – recently honoured with a Dubai Walk of Fame Star – and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are all set to entertain south Asians in Saudi Arabia’s capital on October 25 for Riyadh Season.
The news was posted on Twitter by Saudi Royal Court adviser, Turki Alalshikh, who also serves as chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, according to Arab News.
“For our Indian and Pakistani brothers and sisters in Riyadh, ‘Atif Aslam’ and ‘Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’ will be waiting for you on the 25th of October,” the tweet read.
Aslam was awarded a star on Dubai’s recently inaugurated Walk of Fame. The Pakistani rockstar most recently sang a haunting rendition of famed Pakistani Qawwali master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s “Wohi Khuda Hai” on the popular music platform, Coke Studio.
The song and video have amassed 13 million views since it premiered last week. Aslam is one of the reigning stars of Pakistan’s music industry and has enjoyed immense success across the border in neighboring India where the singer’s crooning voice is a favorite for film soundtracks.
Khan, like Aslam, is a massive star out of Pakistan and has appreciation in India where he has performed for a number of notable soundtracks. Khan’s performance of his paternal uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali’s “Afreen Afreen,” is the highest viewed video out of Pakistan and Coke Studio at 288 million views.