After entertaining us for more than three decades, Strings called off their partnership as a band on March 25, leaving fans heartbroken across the world.

Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia’s thirty-year long journey, which hit a roadblock once before in 1992 as well, has blessed the Pakistani music scene with some timeless classics that generations have been grooving to for years.

After their split, we (The Current) asked our followers to share their favourite songs of them. Here are the evergreen ones that topped the list:



Duur was the third album by Strings, first released on January 21, 2000, and then re-released on January 1, 2002. Singles from the album included DuurAnjane, and Aankhain.


Dhaani was the fourth album by Strings, released in 2003. Singles from the album included Mera Bichara Yaar, Soniye, Chaaye Chaaye, Pal, Bolo Bolo, Dhaani, Najane Kyun, Hai Koi Hum Jaisa and Kahani Mohabbat Ki.

Dhaani was Pakistan’s first record-breaking album with eight videos and five awards. All songs in the album were written by Anwar Maqsood and composed by Bilal Maqsood.

Mera Bichraa Yaar

Mera Bichra Yaar is a classic song from Dhaani.

Hai Koi Hum Jaisa

Hai Koi Hum Jaisa is a compilation album by Strings that was released in 2003. Soon after its release, the song became the favourite patriotic song of the year and was also the Cricket World Cup Anthem in the year 2003.

Main Tou Dekhoonga

Main Tou Dekhoonga, which released on April 4, 2011, is a sociopolitical song by the duo. The song was written and produced by Bilal himself while the music video was produced by Jamshed Mehmood (Jami).

Special mention to Sarr Ki Yeh Pahar, which is also a classic by the band.