She has a lion’s share in modernizing Pashto music.
The young and beautiful Nazia Iqbal has become a queen of
music. God has gifted her with a very sweet voice and she has used it to the better extent. She has contributed a lion’s share to the recent revolution and popularity of Pashto pop music.
Wikipedia, she has fan base stretching from the tribal belt of Pakistan to southern parts of Afghanistan. She has sung in several languages: Pashto, Urdu, Punjabi and Persian.
With a voice as sweet and pure as honey and a face as innocent as a child of few months, she has impressed a wide range of young music fans which made her the most popular celebrity and “Queen of Pashto music”.
When she married in 2004, some people thought that she will quit singing like her predecessors, as in the traditional tribal life husbands don’t allow wives to sing and do other showbiz activities. Some great Pashto singers in the past have met this fate.
But Nazia made a historical record as not only she continued singing but drag her husband into singing. Now he is too a singer and both have released many albums. And people have liked their albums together.
Nazia and her husband’s albums are available on
and some other Pashto sites that provide music.
The singer couple has a daughter of over one year age named Meena.
‘I love my husband more than my daughter because a living and loving husband can give me more children’ she said in a recent interview when asked whom she love most, husband or daughter.
It is a shocking fact that Nazia’s birthplace, the beautiful Swat valley of the Pashstoonkhwa province, is currently facing the indecent activities of the local pro-Taliban militants. They have strong presence in the area. They say that music is un-Islamic. They have destroyed several music centers and shops.