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Songs of freedom

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By US Desk
Fri, 08, 19

But recalling and taking pride in our history isn’t restricted to school life only....

COVER STORY

As soon as August starts, stalls pop up at every nook and corner of the city selling flags, buntings, badges, etc. to celebrate our Independence Day. It not just evokes patriotism, but also brings back the memories of Independence Day celebrations at school; rehearsing patriotic songs was the best part. But recalling and taking pride in our history isn’t restricted to school life only. As an adult, I can vouch for the feelings stirred by the sight of green and white flags soaring high and sounds of the national melodies echoing around me!

Here, celebrities share their favourite patriotic songs with Us…

Aye Watan Pyare Watan (1965)

Singer: Ustad Amanat Ali Khan

Aye mere Pyare Watan

aye watan pak watan

Tujh Se hai meri Tamanaon

Ki Dunia Pur Noor,

Tujh Se hai meri Tamanaon

Ki Dunia Pur Noor,

Azm Mera Kahein Mere

Iraday Hai Ghayouoor,

Meri Hasti Mein Ana Hai

Meri Masti Mein Shaoor,

Jan Fiza Mera Takhayoul

Hai To Shireen Hai Sukhan,

aye mere pyare watan

Dil dil Pakistan (1991)

Singer: Junaid Jamshed, Vital Signs

Songwriters: Nisar Nasik and Shoaib Mansoor

Dil dil pakistan, jan jan Pakistan

Dil dil pakistan, jan jan Pakistan

Dil dil say miltay hain to pyaar ka chehra banta hay

Phool ik larhee main piroyain to sehra banta hay,

Chehra banta hay

Dil dil pakistan, jan jan Pakistan

Dil dil pakistan, jan jan Pakistan

Aisy zameen aur aasmaan, in kay siwa jana kahan

Barhti rahay yeah roshnee, chalta rahay yeah karwaan

Dil dil pakistan, jan jan pakistan

Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhhay Qadam Qadam Abaad Tujhe (1973)

Singers: Shahnaz Begum ft Habib Wali Muhammad and Mehdi Hassan

Songwriter: Jamiluddin Aali

Sohni dharti Allah rakkhe

Qadam qadam aabaad

Qadam qadam aabaad tujhe

Qadam qadam aabaad

Sohni dharti Allah rakkhe

Jab ye sohni dharti Allah ne banaayi hai

To wo shaad bhi rakkhe ga aur aabaad bhi rakkhe ga

Tera har ik zarrah ham ko

Apni jaan se pyaara

Tere dam se shaan hamaari

Tujh se naam hamaara

Jab tak hai ye dunya baaqi

Ham dekhen aazaad

Ham dekhen aazaad tujhe

Ham dekhen aazaad

Jazba-e-Junoon (1994)

Band: Junoon

Songwriter: Salman Ahmad

Hai jazba junoon

To himmat na haar

Justajoo jo karey woh

Chuay asmaan

Mehnat apni ho gi

Pehchan kabhi na bhoolo

Sab ki nazron mein

Pakistan

Kabhi na bhoolo

Pakistan hai tumhara

Pakistan hai humara

Junoon se (1997)

Band: Junoon

Junoon sey,

Aur ishq sey,

Milti hai Azadi

Tanzeem, itehad, eemaan,

Quaid ka peghaam,

Tanzeem, itehad, eemaan,

Khawab key paak meharabaan,

Jaisay rooh, jissam o jaan

Janta hai sara jahan

Junoon sey, aur ishq sey

Milti hai aazadi

Mehwish Hayat

Watan Ki Mitti Gawah Rehna (1992)

Singer: Nayyara Noor

Songwriter: Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Watan ki mitti gawah rehna, gawah rehna

Watan ki mitti azeeem hai tu,

azeem tur hum bana rahai hein

Gawah rehna

Watan ki mitti gawah rehna, gawah rehna

Teray muqani ki har sada main,

teri hi khushboo mehak rahi hai

Har aik sur main har aik lay main,

teri hi mohabuat chamuk rahi hai

Gawah rehna

Watan ki mitti gawah rehna, gawah rehna