During the late eighties and nineties, Lahore produced a number of underground bands, many of whom went on to make it big on the Pakistani music scene. Jawad Ahmed was also one of the singers who entered music as a part of an underground band. The band, called Jupiters made Jawad a known voice among the youngsters in Lahore right from his student life. After finishing his engineering degree, Jawad went on to launch his career as a solo artist.
His first album was a clear reflection of his spiritual inclination with his first single being 'Allah Meray Dil Ke Andar'. The album titled 'Bol Tujhe Kya Chahiye' featured a number of such spiritual songs bordering on Sufism. His next two albums were more commercial than the first. Title song of the second album 'Uchyan Majajan Aali' was among the most popular tunes right after its release, while the title track of the third album 'Jind Jaan Sohnian' also received a good response.
Jawad's popular songs include 'Dholna', 'Dosti', 'Tu Hi Dildar Hai', 'Bin Teray Kya Hai Jeena' and 'Banto Di Jaan Aa Main'. He also sang the original soundtrack of drama serial 'Mehndi'. The song was based on folk beats and has been a favorite to be played in weddings. Jawad also directed his music skills towards movies. He produced the music for Shaan's movie 'Moosa Khan' and then for his own co-production 'Virsa'.
He has also been involved in a number of humanitarian causes. He has been made the ambassador for polio eradication drive sponsored by UNICEF as well as USAID. Taking up this role, Jawad also composed and sung a song titled 'Tum Bhi To A Kar' as a call for action. He has also been involved in his own charitable project Taleem For All Trust under which he is building schools in the far flung areas.
For his services and contribution in the rehabilitation of the earthquake victims, he was awarded Sitara-e-Esar by the then-President Pervez Musharraf. He also earned a Tamgha-i-Imtiaz for his services he has rendered to music as well as humanitarian causes.