Abrar Hussain was professional Pakistani welterweight and Light-middleweight boxer. Hussain represented Pakistan at the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Summer Olympics. In addition, he had won several accolades for the country, including the 1985 South Asian Games gold medal in Dhaka, as well as the 1990 Asian Games gold in Beijing. He also represented his country at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. The boxer was also the recipient of the Sitara-e-Imtiaz and was awarded the President’s Gold Medal in 1991. Overall, Hussain had won 11 gold, six silver and five bronze medals at national and international events during his illustrious career. Hussain was awarded the order of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), the third highest honour and civilian award in Pakistan. He was also bestowed the Pride of Performance, one of the highest civil awards conferred by the Pakistan Government on Pakistani civilians in recognition of distinguished merit.
He was the Deputy Director of Pakistan Sports Board and chairman of Provincial Sports Board in Balochistan. He refused to move to Islamabad because he wanted to serve the people of his city. He was shot dead outside of his office in Quetta on June 16, 2011 by two unknown gunmen on motorbike.