The founder of the Trust Mr. Abrar Ul Haq ( S.E, T.I) is a symbol of human service, an icon of popular music and has been instrumental in creating a vision of folk heritage, music and community service which has transcended the geographical and linguistic barrier to propagate the message of love, hope and tolerance among millions of his followers. The death of his mother provided the needed stimulus for realization of his benevolent dream. God imbided in him the vision to establish SAHARA as an NGO on 15th of June 1998 which was later registered as a Trust on 15th June 2000. Within a short span of time the Trust has established itself as a devoted, transparent and professional organization. The Trust is now recognized and registered as a leading charitable organization in Pakistan, U.K & U.S.A. It is also certified by the Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP ) and U.N (under the charter of DESA).