National anthem to be re-recorded before 75th Independence Day
A new version of national anthem will be recorded before the 75th Independence Day, according to the government.
A National Assembly Steering Committee was held in Karachi at the Arts Council of Pakistan under former Senator and federal minister Javed Jabbaron, on Sunday,
The meeting decided to re-record the national anthem through seeking help from orchestras belonging to other countries.
Moreover, the committee decided to re-record the national anthem through assembling new choir and orchestras.
The meeting also concluded that re-recording will be including 120 and 150 gifted vocalists, from all four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.
Denouncing the rumours regarding the changing of verses and tune, the Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry clarified that the tune and words will remain the same.
The national anthem (Taran-e-Pakistan) was played on Pakistan’s national radio for the first time, on 14 August 1947.
As per records of Radio Pakistan’s official, 12 singers, Rashida Begum, Najam Ara, Ahmed Rushdie, Akhtar Wasi Ali, Shamim Bano, Naseema Shaheen, Zawar Hussain, Akhtar Abbas, Ghulam Dastgir, Anwar Zaheer, and Kokab Jahan sung the nation anthem. Whereas, the lyricist was Hafeez Jalandhari.
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Earlier in 2020, the Executive Director Lahore Arts Council Saman Rai had said the recording of a wonderful national anthem in the style of Orchestra has been completed in which almost 35 composers and instrumentalists of the Council have participated.
In a statement, she said that Alhamra is proving to be a great identity for the country in terms of art and culture all over the world.
She had said that the national anthem is the identity of Pakistan and represents the country’s bright future.
Saman Rai further said that the newly recorded National Anthem will be released soon as a great gift to the nation on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day.