Pak Sarr Zameen Pakistani National Anthem By Hafeez Jullundhri in 1952 – The Qaumi Taranah (Urdu: قومی ترانہ, Qaumī Tarānah,. “National Anthem”) Its music was composed by Ahmad G. Chagla in 1949, preceding the lyrics, which were written by Hafeez Jullundhri in 1952. It was officially adopted as Pakistan’s national anthem in August 1954 and was recorded in the same year by eleven major singers of Pakistan including Ahmad Rushdi, Kaukab Jahan, Rasheeda Begum, Najam Ara, Naseema Shaheen, Zawar Hussain, Akhtar Abbas, Ghulam Dastagir, Anwar Zaheer and Akhtar Wasi Ali.
The Original lyrics to Pak Sarr Zameen.
Pakistani National Anthem By Hafeez Jullundhri in 1952
Pak sar zamin shad bad Kishwar-e-hasin shad bad Tu nishan e azm e alishan Arz-e-Pakistan! Markaz-e-yaqin shad bad Blessed be the sacred land Happy be the bounteous realm Symbol of high resolve Land of Pakistan! Blessed be thou, citadel of faith
Full Qaumi Tarana – Pakistani National Anthem
Pak sar zamin ka nizam Quwat e ukhuwat e awam Qaum, mulk, sultanat Pa-inda tabinda bad! Shad bad manzil e murad 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
Parcham e sitara o hilal Rahbar e tarraqqi o kamal Tarjuman e mazi, shan e hal Jan e istiqbal! Sayah e Khuda e Zal Jalal 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 God, owner of glory and might
Lyrics Information: National Anthem of Pakistan Lyrics: Hafeez Jullundhri Music: Akbar Mohammed, 1950 Adopted: 1954
The music composed by Chagla reflects his background in both eastern and western music. The lyrics are written in a highly Persianized form of Urdu. Every word in the entire anthem is a loanword from Persian or Arabic except the word “ka” ( کا, “of” ). The anthem lasts for 1 minute and 20 seconds, and uses twenty one musical instruments and thirty eight different tones.
Timeline 1949 – Musical composition by Ahmad G. Chagla (running time, 1 minute 20 seconds) 1952 – Verses were written by Hafeez Jalandhri, selected from 723 entries 1954 – Released on Radio Pakistan on 13 August. Singers of the anthem were: Ahmad Rushdi, Shamim Bano, Kokab Jehan, Rasheeda Begum, Najam Ara, Naseema Shaheen, Zwar Hussain, Akhtar Abbas, Ghulam Dastgir, Anwar Zaheer and Akhtar Wassi. Ali Rathore, Saif Ali Khan.