It’s Pakistan’s 75th independence anniversary folks!




Nationally, Independence Day celebrations are on peak as government announces the new version of the country’s national anthem.

Originated and composed by Ahmad G. Chagla, the music was presented in 1949. It is the perfect embodiment of his musical skills.

Hafeez Jalandhari wrote the beautiful Persian lyrics to it. The national anthem known as Qaumi Taranah is reffered to as “Pak Sarzameen” which means The Sacred Land. It is usually written in Nastaliq script.

The major reason behind this name was to cherish the mere existence of our country. The perfect examples set by our very own ancestors made us all comprehend the fact that you have to lose some things to achieve greater means.

Earlier this year, in the month of June, the Government of Pakistan announced that a new note of rupees 75 will be issued this year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the country. The news also revealed that the currency will be a limited outcome.

To celebrate more of this years’ independence, the government has announced a re-recorded new version of the national anthem. The citizens of Pakistan were assured that the new version will be worth the try and we will not be disappointed.

The steering committee for the re-recording of national anthem embarks on using the original vocabulary in the new anthem. Many distinct musical maestros have come together to present their best in the re-recorded anthem.

The chief motive for the new anthem is to celebrate the diverse contributing societies and cultures in the country. It is all brought together in the form of different people singing to the same reason to bring up something that resounds with every Pakistani.

The official Instagram handle for the announcements related to the new anthem dropped a post that read as:

“Formed in July 2021 and mandated by the present government, the Steering committee has endeavored to bring to Pakistan a re-recording of the original National Anthem that reflects updated inclusivity in sound, voice and spirit while ensuring the sanctity of the original words and composition.”

The committee has pledged to recruit vocalists from various cultures and ethnicities to ensure the fulfilment of the main purpose of the re-recorded anthem. Many celebrated voices of Pakistan have been engaged in presenting a new vocal experience for this regard.

Arif Lohaar is amid the vocal stars selected to sing the anthem. The internationally renowned Punjabi folk singer is an award holder for “Pride of Performance Award” by the Government of Pakistan. Among his most famous works stands “Alif Allah (Jugni)” and “Tillay Wali Jooti.”

Abid Brohi, a singer originating from Balochistan, who’s fame caught pace after his superhit “The Sibbi Song” (collab with SomeWhatSuper), is also a part in the list.

The prominent singer in Punjabi music industry, Bilal Saeed is also a part of the anthem-singing-fam.

Among the rising young artists of the country, Maria Unera (based in Islamabad) has had the delight of being recruited in the selected list.

Tina Sani, the distinguished classical and semi-classical ghazal singer is also among the voices contributing to the 75th independence.

Other artists include Naseer Afridi from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nirmal Roy (Lahore), Noman Asmet from Gilgit Baltistan, Taj Mastaani and many more.

The natives are all looking forward to the much hyped up presentataion of the new anthem. Will the re-recording committee be successful to impress us?

Romaisa Qureshi.