Mizraab (Urdu: مضراب, literal English translation: "a plectrum made by hand from a continuous strand of iron used to strike the
strings of the sitar") is a progressive rock and metal band from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, formed in 1997. Founded by vocalist,
lead guitarist and songwriter, Faraz Anwar, the band's initial line-up was with Faraz Anwar on vocals, Khalid Khan on bass and
Akhtar Qayyum on percussions, since then there had been many changes in the line-up the only consistent member being Faraz
himself. The band have been influential on many contemporary musical artists, and have gained a large cult following despite
garnering little radio or music video airplay.