Singer Ali Haider recently participated as a guest on a podcast and evoked memories of the past. During the interview, while answering a question, he recalled the era of the 90s and revealed that despite the immense popularity of songs like ‘Dil Dil Pakistan,’ ‘Babia,’ and ‘Purani Jeans,’ the artists did not receive as much compensation as they deserved.

He said at that time, he, along with fellow singers Sajjad Ali and Junaid Jamshed, decided not to settle for shows worth 15 to 25 thousand rupees. “We all knew that the public demand for our work was there, yet we weren’t compensated accordingly. Therefore, the three of us sat together one day at Sajjad Ali’s house and promised each other that we wouldn’t work for low compensation packages anymore,” he narrated.


Ali Haider, widely perceived as one of the biggest pop stars of the 90s, has worked as a singer, musician, composer, and actor with hit songs. He has released multiple albums, including ‘Zalim Nazron Se,’ ‘Purani Jeans,’ ‘Tum Se Kehna Tha,’ ‘Dil Wale,’ ‘Soneya Meri Mahi,’ and others such as ‘Chandni Raatein’ and ‘Qarar.’

He has also appeared in several successful TV dramas.

However, he has now moved to USA and primarily performs concerts there. He is prepared to return once again with his new album, ‘Dil Souda’.