|Pak sar zameen shadbad
Pak sar zameen ka nizam
Qaum mulk saltanat
Payinda tabinda bad
Music composer, Mr. Ahmed G. Chhagla, had the privilege to compose Pakistan’s
National Anthem in 1949. Mr. Chhagla died four years later in 1953.
Mr. Chhagla used twenty-one musical instruments and thirty-eight different tones to compose Pakistan’s National Anthem.
The duration of Pakistan’s National Anthem is eighty seconds.
Seven hundred twenty three poets submitted their songs to the then Pakistani government.
The government of Pakistan approved Mr. Hafeez Jalundhary’s lyrics, which he had written in 1952. Thus, Mr. Hafeez Jalundhary’s
poetry was transformed into Pakistan’s National Anthem.
Additionally, the Pakistani government awarded Rs. 10,000 to Mr. Hafeez Jalundhary. Mr. Hafeez Jalundhary was born in 1900
and died in 1982.
Mr. Hafeez Jalundhary used Persian words in the Pakistan’s National Anthem. The only exception is the word ‘ka’
which is an Urdu word.
The eleven singers below had the honor to lent their voice to Pakistan’s National Anthem:
1. Ahmed Rushdi.
2. Shamim Bano.
3. Kokab Jehan.
4. Rasheeda Begum.
5. Najam Ara.
6. Naseema Shaheen.
7. Zawar Husain.
8. Akhtar Abbas.
9. Ghulam Dastagir.
10. Anwar Zaheer.
11. Akhtar Wassi.
Pakistan’s National Anthem was broadcast for the first time from Pakistani
radio stations on August 13, 1954.