RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has released the national song for the occasion of Pakistan Day being observed on March 23.
The song – ‘Aik Qaum, Aik Manzil’ (One Nation, One Destiny) – been sung by Ali Zafar and Aima Baig. It has been written by Abid Hassan and composed by Ali Zafar also.
The ISPR said, “On 23rd March 1940, Muslims of the subcontinent, while exhibiting heights of unity, faith and discipline, passed the historic Resolution for establishment of a separate homeland. Muslims shared one vision and were always one in their resolve against all odds.
It said the song “highlights the very same ideology of unity, resilience and an indomitable resolve of Pakistanis, 81 years later.”
“Compassion, tolerance, brotherhood and the feeling of oneness is the essence, which consolidates Pakistan into one nation, despite being a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and a multi-religious society.”
It highlights Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s message of sacrifice rendered to achieve independence of the motherland.
The song highlights this year’s theme for the Pakistan Day celebrations “one nation, one destiny” and unwavering resolve to withstand all challenges and crisis bravely with national solidarity.
The song opens up with Quaid’s address to the nation, quoting him, “We have rendered great sacrifices for achieving Pakistan.”
It also contains visuals of various military parades, nation celebrating Pakistan Day at Minar-e-Pakistan, Pakistan Monument, Faisal Mosque, Badshahi Mosque, Ayub Bridge Sukkur and other key landmarks.