The 37th death anniversary of the writer of Pakistani National Anthem, Hafeez Jalandhari, has been be observed today (Saturday) across the country.
Hafeez Jalandhari was born in Jalandhar, Punjab, British India on January 14, 1900. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, he migrated to Lahore with his family.
In 1952, he wrote the lyrics of Pakistan’s national anthem, Pak Sar Zameen. Jalandhari actively participated in Pakistan Movement and used his writings to propagate for for the cause of Pakistan.
He also wrote the Kashmiri Anthem, “Watan Hamara Azad Kashmir”. Other than writing national anthems, he wrote many patriotic songs during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
For his literary and patriotic services to Pakistan, Jalandhri was awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance by the government.