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Pakistan - national anthem

  • e national anthem of Pakistan is titled "Qaumi Taranah" in Urdu, which translates to "National Anthem" in English.

  • The music of the national anthem was composed by Ahmad G. Chagla in 1950, preceding the lyrics, which were written by Hafeez Jullundhri in 1952.

  • The lyrics are written in a highly Persianized form of Urdu, reflecting Pakistan's cultural and historical links to the Persian-speaking world.

  • The full national anthem comprises of three stanzas. However, only the first stanza is officially recognized and is frequently performed on official occasions.

  • The lyrics do not mention the word 'Pakistan' but instead refer to the "State of the Pure" (Pak Sarzamin).

  • The anthem was officially adopted by the Government of Pakistan on August 13, 1954.

  • The anthem lasts for 1 minute and 20 seconds and is written in a melody that evokes a sense of inspiring and optimistic patriotism.

  • The national anthem is played at various official events, ceremonies, and on television and radio broadcasts on certain times.

  • The anthem is notable for its musical composition and lyrics that reflect the ideology of Pakistan, with references to faith, unity, and discipline.

The lyrics translated into English:

Blessed be the sacred land,

Happy be the bounteous realm.

Thou symbol of high resolve,

O Land of Pakistan!

Blessed be the citadel of faith.

The order of this sacred land,

The might of the brotherhood of the people,

May the nation, the country, and the state,

Shine in glory everlasting!

Blessed be the goal of our ambition.

Leads the way to progress and perfection,

Interpreter of our past, glory of our present,

inspiration for our future!

Shade of God, the Glorious and Mighty.


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