Over the years Sara has evolved as an insistent performer who continues to add to her laurels by having sell-out shows all over the world, and by topping the charts with her OSTs for the recent block buster TV serials over satellite channels.
Within this myriad of triumphs, one regular feature of Sara's performances in the recent years has been her homage to the sons of soil, Pakistan Army.
Whether it be the Pakistan Army produced Defence Day tribute song "Wattan Ki Mitti Gawah Rehna", or the medley of Maham Noor Jehan's hair raising 1965 war songs, or the ISPR produced official song "Khud Ban Pakistan" for the Independence Day parade 2014, the opportunities one can avail to use superlatives while words fail to express the depth and scope of sentiments embodied in the melody is best illustrated in the case of Sara Raza Khan.
When asked about listing the performances that have left a lifelong mark with her, Sara never misses a beat to fondly mention her unforgettable experience of entertaining Pakistan Army's bearers of extreme professional excellence at the prestigious Command and Staff College, Quetta.
The Command and Staff College, Quetta, oldest and the most prestigious institution of the Pakistan Army is currently rated as one of the best military institutions of the world. It has achieved this unique significance through inflexible commitment to academic excellence. Dedicated to the highest standards of training, education and professional excellence, the College serves the primary goal of preparing officers for multi-dimensional duties in which war time duties figure prominently. Due to its uncompromising distinction as a reputed seat of learning for warfare and allied staff, the College trains officers from about 30 to 35 countries every year.
Commands and Staff College provides a cornucopia of extracurricular activities. The College community lives as a family and participates in these activities with a cheerful alacrity; this is a course espirit de corps that identifies them for the rest of their service life. Annual College festival is an important function attended by a wide segment of Armed Forces and civil community and has attained a prominent place on the annual social calendar of Quetta.
It was the Annual Musical Night for this auspicious College, that Sara was invited to add colour and give a cosmopolitan touch to life at the College. True to her signature style of going beyond merely performing to establish camaraderie with the audience, Sara warmed up the crowd by singing away the night while cold had only begun to gently flirt with Quetta. The energy almost touchable, the musicians ready and the audience waiting with bated breath, the stage was set. With each song different in its feel and genre, the Musical Night happened to be a mix of ghazals, semi-classical, sufiyana, filmi, rock and pop music as the enchantress Sara began to cast her spell on the audience.
As the night weaned through, the electrifying applause refusing to die down itself was evidence enough revealing that Sara may have been dressed in a dark attire, but she definitely lit up the place.