National Anthem of Pakistan
The National Anthem of Pakistan approved by the Government in August 1954,
is a harmonious rendering of a three-stanza composition with a tune based on
eastern music but arranged in such a manner that it can be easily played by
The Anthem is evocative in spirit, extolling Pakistan as the centre of faith
and freedom, a land of beauty and strength drawn from the people and the country.
The words touch upon the various facets of national life, with an invocation
for integrity of Pakistan.
The Verses of the Anthem have been composed by a renowned poet of Pakistan,
Abul Asar Hafeez Jullundhri; while the tune has been composed by Ahmed G. Chagla,
the well known musician and composer.
The Anthem written in Urdu is a unique poetical composition, as in spite of
its brevity it is a lyrical exultation for the quintessence of Pakistan its
Islamic foundation, ideology, ethos, aspirations and its intrinsic strength.
Listen to the Anthem
Following is the Urdu Anthem:
Following is the Urdu Transliteration:
Pak sarzamin shad bad
Kishware haseen shad bad
Tunishane azmealishan arze Pakistan
Pak sarzamin ka nizam quwate akhuwati awam
Qaum, mulk, Sultanat
Painda ta binda bad shad, bad man zele murad.
Parchame sitarao hilat
Rahbare tarraqio ka mal
Tarjumane mazishane hal jane istaqbal
Sayyai, khudae zul jalal.
Following is the English Wording:
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
Date/Time Last Modified: 8/12/2002 2:08:28 PM
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