National songs play a vital role in awakening love for our country. It hepls encourage us to express affection for our motherland in different ways. Soulful ‘qaumi naghmay’ inspire the love and sense of loyalty for Pakistan within us that we could literally feel the goosebumps on our skin.
This August, let’s take a trip down memory lane and celebrate our 69th Independence Day with the same songs like we used to listen back then.
DIL DIL PAKISTAN
Released by Vital Signs in 1987 and a part of their first album in 1989, Dil Dil Pakistan is often hailed as an the unofficial national song of Pakistan. It’s known to nearly every child and adult in the country and brings out one’s love for Pakistan. This song was listed as the third most popular in the world by BBC and was copied by an Indian movie song titled “Dil Dil Hindustan”.
YEH WATAN TUMHARA HAI
“Yai Watan Tumhara Hai” sung by the legendary Mehdi Hasaan, has received a lot of love from Paksitanis ever since its launch in 1962.
SOHNI DHARTI ALLAH RAKHEY
Sohni Dharti was released after the Pak-Indo war in 1965. It is more of a prayer that may Allah keep Pakistan united and safe. It was sung by Shehnaz Begum, a Bangladeshi singer before the split up.
O MERE YAAR, SADA RAHAY TU SALAMAT
Jawad Ahmed’s dosti song is one of best national song which truly depicts the life of Pakistan Army men. This video truly portrays how Army men struggle with their lives while protecting us. Salute to those mothers who allow their brave sons to risk their lives to protect their homeland Pakistan.
BARA DUSHMAN BANA PHIRTA HAI
Following a young child’s voice, this song was released as a tribute by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) to mark the massacre, responsible for the death of childen at Peshawar’s Army Public School. It also articulates a direct message to extremists that while hundreds of children were brutally deprived of their lives, their legacy remains alive and so do their friends and members of their families who will continue to study, struggle for justice on their behalf and will make a difference.
The message I would like to give you all is to ‘live and let live’. We must respect our freedom of independence and live with peace and harmony, because ‘Together We Stand, Divided We Fall’.
I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous 69th Independence Day. May Allah bless our beloved country and save this nation from all the evil activities, terrorists, corrupt rulers, politicians, and bureaucrats. May Allah bless us all.
Long live Pakistan. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD!