Thursday, October 6, 2022

PM Shehbaz Sharif to inaugurate new recording of national anthem tomorrow

PM Shehbaz Sharif to inaugurate new recording of national anthem tomorrow

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will inaugurate the new recording of the national anthem on the eve of the Independence Day on Sunday.

In a tweet on Saturday, he said that after 68 years, the great words and instruments of our national anthem are going to become the voice of the nation in a new way.

"I dedicate this beautiful presentation and these historical moments to the Pakistani nation. Kudos to the entire team, including Ministry of Information, Steering Committee and ISPR. Pakistan Zindabad," he added.

APP adds: PM Shehbaz Sharif will become the second prime minister after the first elected prime minister of Pakistan Liaquat Ali Khan, who will unveil the newly recorded national anthem on August 14.

After the establishment of Pakistan, for the first time in December 1948, a Government of Pakistan committee led by Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar began working on creating the national anthem.

The music composed by Ahmad Chagla for the national anthem was presented before Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan and other members of the committee, and it was approved on August 10, 1950. The anthem written by Hafeez Jalandhri was formally approved in August 1954.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government started the process for the second recording of the National Anthem in August 2017. In this connection, all prominent newspapers published advertisements.A steering committee headed by Senator (retd) Javed Jabbar with audio and visual sub-committees were formed for re-recording of the anthem.

After Marriyum Aurangzeb assumed the office of Minister of Information and Broadcasting in April this year, work on the project was sped up.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting along with other institutions, departments and a large number of artists worked together to complete the national effort. The armed forces, including the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) and their bands also collaborated.

About 155 singers, 48 composers and six band masters participated in the preparation of the anthem. The noteworthy fact is that it was recorded with a new orchestra and cinematography. The new recording of the national anthem is a rainbow of cultural, civilizational and regional colours, which gives a message of unity, brotherhood and regional identity.