Pakistan’s National Anthem

Like every country has its own anthem, Pakistan has its own as well and the anthem of Pakistan is the one that simply allures the hearts and mesmerizes the souls. The magical effects of the anthem ignite the patriotism in the souls.

In August 1954, the national anthem of Pakistan was approved. A three stanza composition (5 lines each), it was penned none other than by Hafeez Jallandhari and the composition was scored by Ahmad G. Chagla.

It was penned in Persian language and happens to be reminiscent in spirit. It praises the country as a center of faith and freedom. It tells that Pakistan is a land of beauty and strength. Below are the lines of the anthem translated in English:

Blessed be the sacred land
Happy be the bounteous realm
Symbol of high resolve
Land of Pakistan
Blessed be thou citadel of faith

The Order of this sacred land
Is 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

This flag of the Crescent and Star
Leads the way to progress and perfection
Interpreter of our past, glory of our present,
Inspiration of our future,
Symbol of Almighty’s protection.

qaumi-tarana


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