Facebook adds Patari as Friend

Patari - Music StoriesToday, all of us at Patari are super excited to announce our partnership with Facebook, for a new initiative called Music Stories. It was a process that took 7 months of technical and legal efforts to ensure that our 100% #MadeInPakistan platform was up to vilayti standards, and much like Mohammad Amir’s bowling, we were. Not only have we managed to legalize Pakistani music, we have done it to international standards!

So now, every time you share a Patari link on Facebook, you’ll see a preview window which will let you listen to the song without leaving Facebook. It’s a huge step for us to be chosen by Facebook (have we said Facebook enough times?) to be their partners in Pakistan, and should be a great way to introduce more people to Pakistani music.

Next time you’re in Palo Alto (Inshallah aap ke aisay khwaab jald pooray hon) and there’s a party at the Zuckerbergs, waltz in and if security tries to hassle you, just take out your Patari app, wave it in their faces and go “Nighat pliz, mei Mark ka/ki personal friend hun”.

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Patari ki jaanib se ahl-e-social media ko Momina ki mangni aur Udaari ki last episode ki mubarakbaad/ condolences. Coke Studio also presented their season finale, which we’d love to hear your feedback about. Zara homepage pe bazar daalein, we’ve created a  CS9 vs Originals playlist along with our own  Patari Picks and  Top New Releases.Hamaray top 3 Cheetay ki taraf se ek khaas Cheeta’s Picks playlist, Udaari ka OST, new singles by the Sindhi artist Ustad Mumtaz Lashari, Nishtar Park ka Kuttay aur Ehl-e-Rock ki nayee EPbhi maujood!

Muntakhib Afsanay
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Ismat Chughtai was an eminent Urdu writer from India, known for her indomitable spirit and a fierce feminist ideology. A limited selection of her short stories is available on Patari. Narrated by Fawad Khan, Patari along with  @TheReadersClub bring you the audiobook: Muntakhib Afsanay.

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Nishtar Park.

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Until the next haftanama –
Dhayr sara pyaar,
Team Patari.

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Sab Patari walay zara mil ke Mohammad Amir ki shadi mein bhangray daal ke Angelina paabi ke sath afsos karne beth jayen. Iss haftay kya kuch nahi ho raha… Isi vague transition ke sath hum aap ko apnay naye homepage ki taraf le chaltay hain:

Madam jee ki salgirah ki khushi mien unn ki Best Of Playlist‘haazir hai, along with the fantastic bonus tracks that Poor Rich Boy released for their albumCoke Studio bhi sath sath update ho raha hai, and we also have Noori and Ali Azmat’s collab Cornetto Pop Rock track. Hasan Abbas ka Marg-e-Soz-e-Muhabbat, EMI ki Compilation Album aur Atif Farooq ki nayee EP bhi milay gi!

Crack Up the Flavour and Raise the Roost at Nando’s!
Screen Shot 2016-09-22 at 8.01.23 pmCrank up the flavour and raise the roost as Nando’s and Patari come together once again to bring you the next wave of talented artists across Pakistan!

Featured Artist: Mooroo
Venue: Nando’s Boat Basin, Karachi
Timing: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Date: Thursday, 22nd September 2016
Token: Rs. 100 & Patari App 
Event link: Crack Up The Flavor and Raise The Roost at Nando’s!

Lahore and Islamabad coming soon!

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Cornetto Pop Rock!
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Bhayr sara pyaar,
Team Patari.



How many of these pop songs do you remember from your younger days?

One of our lovely interns, Amna Khan, has written this tribute to her favourite memories of Pakistani pop music. Which of these can you relate to?

We have all read the comical sign often in restaurants illustrating, ‘No Wifi, talk to each other like its 1995’. Often forgetting how during that era people bonded over music equally as much as they did over stimulating conversation. A pop culture era that initiated its rudiments within the Pakistani Music scene during the early 1980’s right after Zia’s demise. However It all officially started by Ahmad Rushdi’sKo ko korina in 1966.

Then came Nazia Hasan with her brother Zohaib Hasan who took the infant industry to insurmountable levels, even to this very day we can relate to the tunes of Disco Deewane and Boom Boom.

The cataclysm of the Pop culture of Pakistan was further dominated by Vital Signs, Strings, and Junoon. These bands who worked and toiled hard to maintain a niche market attracting people all over the world to their concerts far more than any artists of Indian origin. Yes, undoubtedly there was the panache of Stereo Nation and Palash Sen’s Euphoria. But the loyalty exacerbated by South Asian Youth towards their local artists is next to incomparable.

Vital Signs’ soft songs, Junoon’s Sufism and String’s freshness is still being praised by music lovers. ‘Purani Jeans‘ by Ali Haider and ‘Mr.Fraudiye‘ by Awaz sums up the majority of the dilemma we face as youth in the 80’s when times were simpler and people less pretentious.

Even today when we turn our radios on the kickback to what we may call the indisputable golden age of our music we find a cacophony of old memories distilling us with their presence. When it was harder to win over any girl’s heart and men actually had expend a lot of effort. When love notes were written awkwardly through pens on various parchments rather than Messenger and people would communicate via words as opposed to texts. When a landline was all everyone had and spontaneous plans were always there to save the day. When there was genuinely a sense of adventure to hanging out at veranda coffee shops and Food Street. People and times have changed so much that it takes far more than just busting a tune to bring on that craving for nostalgia…

However more often than not that is enough for those of us who remember and feel the transiency of time. Who crave the fervor and relish the effect of that classic patriotic music, Nayyara Noor’s ‘Wattan Ki Mitti’, Mehdi Hassan’s ‘Ye Wattan Tumhara Hai’ which made us believe how tangible and progress this state is.

Dil Dil Pakistan‘  was ranked third in the BBC World Service international poll of popular songs and used to be one of the favourites of all school celebrations and performances on Independence Day.

Mera Paigham Pakistan by another legendary voice, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan who engendered in us the sacrifices that our country men made to establish their nation. The expression through the art of words and verse exactly how they feel about their mother land pop music will formally always remain a testimony to the sagacity of our nation.

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Meray Haseen Hamwatno,

Husn-o-Jamal, Talent-e-film-o-tv, more Husn-o-Jamal, music k paapi aur nayanay, sab is haftay Pakistan k sab say baray award show, Lux Style Awards jeetnay k liay Karachi main dekhay gaye thay. Patari k liay bhi yay awards kafi important thay kyun kay Music ki teen major categories Best Album, Best Song and Best Emerging Talent main kafi saray nominees aur content Patari nay exclusively launch keay thay aur in nominations ki wajah say hamara imaan k Pakistan main aisa kafi music ban rha hay jis k liay awam taras rhay hain per un tak phunch nahi rha, phir taaza ho gya. Anyways, ager ap Lux Awards ki music category winners ko sunana chahtay hain to head over to Patari Lux Winners Playlist.

Coke Studio for the Deaf

Coke Studio has led our music industry for the last 8 years and this year, they are taking it to a whole new level by launching Coke Studio for the deaf. We’ll let you watch the video because it really shows the power of music.
Well done, Coke!

Startup Cup Gup Shup

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So, a few months ago, Patari won the Pakistan Startup Cup (remember our shodi team posing with a fat check?). Khair, we then qualified for World Startup Cup and our Boss Shareef is in Washington DC today to present Patari at the event. 7 Startups from 70 countries have been selected and now it’s up to your duain and your ammi ki duain and your hamsai ki…you get the point. DHAIR SARI DUAIN MANGAIN K HAM JEET JAEN. PARTY SCENE ON HO JAYE GA (Hamara only! :p).

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The Arid Zone.

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Dhayr sara pyaar,
Team Patari.

Azmat V Jaswal: Fight Turning Nasty

Okay, so we are gonna go ahead and admit something that secretly, all of us like, but are too scared to admit.


No matter what kind, what size, what people, what city even what reason, we see a phadda, and we are there enjoying every bit of it as it was the last plate of Nihari at the PM house… wait is Cyber Crime Bill a law yet or not?

Basically, this is all of us in a phadda:

Remember that Phadda in Lahore where two aunties hit each other’s cars and one of them whipped out a phone in all her Jayakant Shikray style and yelled “Oye! Yahan parlor wali gali mein mera phadda hogaya hai, larkay le k puhunch!”

Then remember that phadda between Maulana Hamdullah Khan and Marvi Sirmed where one was loud, obnoxious and shrill, and the other was a woman?


And then there was this phadda between Orya Maqbool Jan and sanity where sanity lost like it was the Semi Final of FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 and Orya was Germany and sanity was Brazil.


All in all, we, as a nation, love phadday. So when one of the biggest names in the music industry of Pakistan was found dragging the new musicians all the way from Gawadar to Peshawar, of course, it got the whole nation like:

Ali Azmat’s leaked video caused a lot of stir on the social media. For those who haven’t seen this leaked video yet, beware. Curses, tirchi topis, makhan, nazuk surat-e-haals and sexual innuendos- these things were NOT a part of this leaked video. Yet, it was enough to incite a lot of spark on the social media. Have a look at the leaked video:

Our Junoon’s wonder boy here was heard saying “Aisay hee star koi thora ban jata hai cheekhain maar kay. O bhai ganay bananay partay hain aur phir continuously ganay bananay partay hain”. We are no experts on this, but we are pretty sure this was a dig at Coke Studio 8’s Umair Jaswal featuring song Sammi Meri Waar. But again, this is a total conjecture.

Anyhoooo. Twitter responded like this (only two tweets, we promise):

After this video and nation’s division into TeamAliAzmat and TeamUmairJaswal, Umair Jaswal decided to step up for himself and through his facebook page, give a proper reply. Proper because he said “With all due respect.” See the manners, good boy Umi <3!

Anyways, here is what Umair replied:

Mor Mahal stud gave a very feeble response, asking Ali Azmat to update himself with the latest music and “relevant hojayen.” Even twitter wasn’t too pleased with this reply (these are last 2, we swear!):

Time passed, the hype died. We thought both rockstars must’ve met over a cup of tea, talked things out, maybe went through the tweets and had a good laugh, talked about Turkey’s failed coup. Random things you know.

BUT GUESS WHO IS STILL TRYING TO HAVE THE LAST WORD?! Ali Azmat, that’s who! This time, he replied through a non-leaked, properly released video, not explaining what Hamid Mir did after he was shot, but saying:

So there you have it folks. Two musical giants are at daggers drawn and all we have drawn are some popcorn. But the question is, whom do you support? Do you think new musicians have it easy or do you think Ali Azmat is being harsh on the new talent? Share your views, cause our kitties are confused!

A very Patari Movie

The thing about being very smart is that everybody wanna steal my  girl, everybody wants- uhh wait. Totally forgot this isn’t a Mahira featuring commercial of a cellular company. Anyways, the thing about being very smart is that everyone tries to steal your brilliant ideas. And no one is above it. Sharmeen Obaid Chinnoy is alleged to have stolen the idea of “A girl in the river” from Sir Syed Noor. The west have stolen the idea of Justice system from Islam. Patari has totally stolen the idea from… samajh toh aap gaye hongay. Lulz.

In short, everyone is just ready to jump on your idea, steal it and get credit for it. Facebook pages started from “Shaitan apko Makkah ki yeh picture share karne se rokay ga” but have now stooped to sharing tweets’ screenshots. The only thing more absurd than the comments under these screenshots is the movie “Sawaal 700 Crore Dollars ka.”

This movie is so bad, it’s so bad, it’s so so so bad, it’s so bad that… it’s really bad you guys. It has set back the advancement in Pakistan cinema by 30 years. Stealing a priceless diamond from a rich corrupted millionaire is as clichéd as a tweet about evilness of Phuppo. Whatever happened to creativity you guys? At least 70 women novel mags are published a month, you can take ANY STORY OUT OF IT and make a movie. But no, a movie like Sawaal 700 Crore Dollars ka had to be made where 700 Crore Dollars is mentioned as many times as Prince Affan mentions his expenditure and wealth.

The best thing about Pakistani Arts Industry is that, we have more songs than movies. Which means, we can make movies based on songs, instead of making movies and then writing songs for them. We can do it in reverse. Start from the bottom. Getting down is the ultimate way to a happy ending. We promise this paragraph is not stolen from Waqar Zaka’s Snapchat, Melania Trump is not an employee of Patari.

Patari has been said to “Have changed the landscape of Pakistani music with a very good-looking and intelligent and funny and inspirational team.” Granted, it’s been said by a Patari employee but we are all sure you think the same.  So since Patari is sugar, spice and everything nice (your thoughts, not ours), it can be instrumental in making a movie featuring songs that have been made already. How, you may ask? Let us tell you. (If you are reading this Sharmeen, we want total credits.)


One of Patari’s best features is the “Recommendation Engine” that’s present on the left side of the site. A simple click and it will automatically load up the songs similar to the one you have played before. So as an example, here is a story we can make out of songs I got recommended:


So our film, like the lives of many babies born in last 5-6 years, starts with load-shedding. Everyone gets super pissed but our life saving heroine named “Larki” starts singing:

Story cuts to our Hero “Munda” who is a new arrival in the mohalla and sees the girl while putting a kunda through the balcony. He sends his mother to her house but turns out, she is a strong, independent woman who is set to travel abroad for her studies. Munda gathers some awam and sings this song:

Larki gets convinced and gets married to Munda, but after a few days of marriage, she uncovers a shocking truth: Her husband’s alma mater was Hogwarts. So she automatically starts singing this song:

But things suddenly go south because, well, let’s face it. Job market is very slim and if you aren’t from LUMS, GIKI, NUST, IBA etc, it’s very hard to get a job and wherever he goes, they ask him to show a REAL degree. Hence this song plays:

The Larki is also tired of living hand to mouth, because let’s face it, Pakistan mein magic ka koi scope nahi hai, therefore she decides to leave Munda where this song plays:

So the Munda is now alone, jobless, with no future perspective-even though he isn’t even an Engineer- and is walking and walking on the road with no direction when he comes across loud music. When he looks up, it’s a giant ass circus with big Ferris wheel and tall people and everything! It’s the Lucky Tulsi Virani Circus. He walks in and even he starts to jam to the song and gives the solo in this song:

In the crowd is a man wearing a shirt with NFAK on it. He is tall but has some fats that he tries to pass off as muscles. He approaches Munda and gives him his card with a wink and walks away. Munda, desperate for ANY job, goes next day to the given address.
The office has only 4 people sitting there. Its 12 pm but the said card-giving-slightly-fat man isn’t in the office. A lady with scarf approaches him and asks him to give a demo. He starts with magically turning the light off of a bulb when she tells him to stop ruining the few bulbs they have and sing something. Surprised, he sings a song from his favorite singer:

Everyone from that floor gathers in the office to listen to him sing and all of a sudden, he is a celebrity there! The people then sign him on then and there and within few days, he is a renowned rockstar! The office people feature Munda on the homepage of their site, in their haftnama, on their social media platforms and start giving him royalties.
The movie ends with Munda having his own concert in Dubai. Larki tries to come back but by then Munda has found his true worth and a good dealer. He just hangs out with a cricket blogger with a slight obsession with Nadeem Jaffery and a twitter political activist who is looking for a corner plot. The End.

So, this was just an example of ways Patari can be used to generate some good movies. Of course everything told in this story is fictional, I mean who hangs out with twitter celebs and Nadeem Jaffery look alikes.
Just an idea.


Haftanama Patari!



Kya aap bhi hamari tarah shadeed garmi mein kharab hain? Kya aap ki bhi shakal bheegi billi jaisi ban chuki hai? Kya aap bhi AC ke sath sath bijli pe chalna shuro ho gaye hain?

Sab rona ek taraf, Misbah aur boyses ki dhamakaydaar performance ek taraf! Makes us forget all our garmi/bijli/mar gaye woes. Chalein ab 10 push ups laga ke dimagh taza karein, phir yahan dehaan dein. We have important news. Like our new homepage.

If you still haven’t heard Qurram & Komal’s Cornetto Pop Rock revamped ‘Desaan Da Raja‘ with dhinchak dhinchak beats, pls go start your push ups to it NOW. Zaalim samaj, toothy khwaab aur behtay huay mascaras ke soundtracks ki puri playlist milay go aap ko New Drama OSTs mein. Please don’t use it to blackmail your family, thanks. With that, we have a whole list of New Releases plus Zameer’s new album Her.

          Smile, wave and scroll, people.

Dastangoi – A Patari Podcast


Dastangoi, A Patari Podcast, is a collaborative effort of the Dastangoi team (Asaad Lutfi & Iqra Jafri) and Patari. Aiming to revive the mesmerizing tradition of Urdu and Hindi storytelling, season 1 is ‘Azadi’, focused on the partition of India and Pakistan. Dastangoi is based on short stories of Manto and other Pak-India literary geniuses about 1947 and we’ll be featuring new episodes every Thursday. The first episode ‘Khol Do‘ by Manto went live last week.

Kitty Ki Khaas Peshkash

So we asked our lazy team to get off their bums and make a new playlist for you: Patari Picks. It’s basically songs we like that we’re telling you to listen to. In nicer words, ‘a selection of recent releases picked by the Patari editorial team’. They’re awesome songs, go check them out if you want to update your own playlists because we have great taste, okay?

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Qurram & Komal Rizvi.

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Ishq Positive OST!
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Tujh Bin
Ustad Hamid Ali Khan.

New Film OST!
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Abdullah Siddiqui.

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Sajjad Ali.

Persian Folk Track!
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Age Ya Rooz (Cover)
Ammar Rashid.

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Patari Picks 

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Until the next Haftanama –

Dhayr sara pyaar,

Team Patari. 

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Patari ki janib se tamaam ahl-e-watan ko belated EID MUBARAK!

Umeed hai aap sab ki Eid khushgawar guzri ho gi. Please tell us aap ne apni phuphi, mumani, chachi aur khala (and their respective other halves) se theek thaak Eidi wusool kar ke 20 kg wazan bhi barha liya ho ga.

Mazeed happy, tunn state ke liye hamara naya, naya homepage check karein zara! Qurram aur Komal ka Cornetto Pop Rock wala brilliant ‘Desaan Da Raja‘, revamped; complete with dhinchak dhinchak beat and Fringe Benefits’ first release in years – paying tribute to the late Amjad Sabri sahb aur Abdullah Siddiqui ka bombastic new track bhi hai.

Please weighing machine aur bistar torrna bus karein, get back to work and open your Patari! Acha sorry, we’re kidding. But not about the Patari part.

#EidWaliMubaraks #Tidd #EidiDeyDo

Video Haftanama

Pls give the jhappi-pappi routine to the latest episode of our video Haftanama: Haftanama, Ep. 10

Tribal Fusion – Electro Symphony Concert


A one of a kind, never before seen electronica fusion concert featuring Ahsan Bari’s Sounds Of Kolachi and Zoe Viccaji, performing alongside the best DJs and Electronic Producers in the country, Faisal Baig and Bilal Brohi, among an astounding line up of musical artists including Omran Shafique, Faraz Anwar and Aziz Kazi.

When: 16th July, 2016 (8 p.m. to 12 a.m.)
Where: Regent Plaza, Karachi

For details, keep checking our Twitter & Facebook pages!

Save Love Offline

Okay no sorry, hum pyaar nahi de saktay download ke liye but BEST NEWS FORANDROID USERS: Save offline feature is now live!

Mighty 90s!

So we’ve decided to keep you nostalgic and sappy with one 90s track per week. Every week, one tile on our homepage will have that pyara sa gana that you remember playing on TV jab ammi se baatein sunn rahay hotay thay aap. Ya phir (mobile to duur ki baat lol) landline pe dost ko call kar ke bolna OYE JALDI TV LAGAO, WO WALA GANA PHIR SE LAG GAYA! Check it out!

Patari Exclusive!


Desaan Da Raja
Qurram & Komal Rizvi.

New Track!


Abbas Ali Khan.

New Playlist!

Top New Releases

Patari Exclusive!


Amjad Sabri Tribute
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Boohey Barian
Hadiqa Kiani.

New Track!

Abdullah Siddiqui.

New Film OST!


Ishq Positive OST
Wali Hamid Ali.

New Drama OST!


Laaj OST
Faiza Mujahid.

New Pashto OST!

Revenge of The Worthless
Complete OST.

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Until the next Haftanama – Dhayr sara pyar,

Team Patari.

What Exactly Did We Lose when Amjad Sabri Was Taken From Us?


Examining the history of qawwali in Pakistan shows us how his loss is more devastating than you think it is.

It is reductive to explain this rich intellectual debate in a few lines, and one must be careful not to ascribe present-day understanding to that time. To the contemporary eye, Aziz Mian’s esoteric poetry and singing style would represent a ‘liberal’ attitude in contrast to the ‘conservative’ views and styles of the Sabri Brothers. However, that would be to misunderstand the context.


The sense of loss for Amjad Sabri was reflected in the fortnightly charts, which saw a surge of Amjad Sabri’s track, as mourning fans turned to his voice.


Three of his songs come in the charts, with ‘Tajdar-e-Haram’ at 3, ‘Mere Khwaja Piya’ at 7 and ‘Ali Kay Saath Hai’ at 13.

Read the full article by Ahmer Naqvi here: Dawn – Amjad Sabri.