(Pakistani-Sufi/unplugged) – Arif Lohar is a Punjabi folk singer from Pakistan. He usually sings accompanied by a native musical instrument resembling tongs (called a chimta). His folk music is representative of the traditional folk heritage of the Punjab. He is the son of folk singer Alam Lohar. Arif Lohar has played more than 50 foreign tours around the world during the last 20 years, including to the UK, US and UAE. Arif Lohar was awarded the Pride of Performance Award by the Government of Pakistan – the highest civil award in Pakistan. Arif Lohar participated in Coke-Studio (a Pakistani live session programme by Rohail Hayat). During Coke-Studio season 3, Arif Lohar performed “Alif Allah (Jugni)” with upcoming musician Meesha Shafi. Lohar’s performance for Coke Studio featured two other songs: “Mirza” and “Alif Allah Chambey Dey Booti/Jugni”, the latter a collaboration that became an international success. Filmmaker Saif Ali Khan bought the rights to “Jugni” for use as a feature song in his Bollywood movie “Cocktail”. Their discography includes “Ek pal”, “Soniye” , “Bhaag milkha bhaag”, “Koka saat rang da”, “Jugni”, “Mirza”, “The legend”, “Sianyah”, “Aakhian”, “Alif allah (jugni)”, “Ik din pyaar da” and “21 century jugni”.