Karachi cop goes viral for reciting soulful Naat (video)

12:00 AM | 28 Mar, 2024
Karachi cop goes viral for reciting soulful Naat (video)

In a video that has now gone viral, a uniformed policeman emerges from the iconic yellow-stone Frere Hall building in Karachi, Pakistan's bustling commercial center. 

However, the soundtrack accompanying the scene is not the usual sounds of gunshots or sirens, and the officer is not depicted chasing criminals through the city's streets. 

Instead, the video captures the policeman reciting a naat.

Since its release just before the start of Ramadan, the hymns of 33-year-old Qaiser Zaman Abbasi have unexpectedly propelled him to fame in Karachi, reported Arab News.

Abbasi joined the Sindh provincial police in 2017 and has primarily served at the Artillery Maidan police station in downtown Saddar, where he is tasked with combatting crime in Karachi's bustling alleys and handling various types of protests.

His journey as a naat khawan began after a well-received performance at a Sindh Police event in 2021. 
“I recited the naat ‘Aye Sabz Gumbad Walay.’ This naat is very famous and after reciting it in my own style, people appreciated it greatly,” Abbasi recounted. "That motivated me to record another na’at in my voice."

Abbasi released the video a week before Ramadan, which quickly gained traction online. Despite his newfound fame, Abbasi remains committed to his duty as a policeman. 

“I always strive to prioritize my duty because that's fulfilling an obligation, which is very crucial," he emphasized. "After that, the time available at home is utilized for rehearsing and reciting."

"Obviously, when dealing with criminals, a different behavior and attitude are needed," he noted. 

"But when it comes to reciting naats, then the way of conducting oneself must become softer because you are praising the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), so your heart needs to be soft, this is what I think."

Looking ahead, Abbasi hopes to continue sharing his naats with the public, viewing it as a great honor to receive love and affection from people.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Sign up for Newsletter