You will find multiple stalls selling flags and badges in every street and corner in Pakistan these days and August hasn’t even started yet. With the Independence Day approaching this coming month, the nation couldn’t be more excited. It’s kind of an unsaid tradition, to drag every national holiday for at least a fortnight. August is a month of joy and pride for all Pakistanis. From the people who just cannot shut up about everything that’s wrong with this country to the people living overseas who still bleed green—everyone’s celebrating. Every year, our homes are lit and decorated with green and white Jhandiyan all over, our cars have huge flags bound to their windows, our chests wear a proud mini flag badge, and our streets couldn’t vibrate more with the blasting music. Music has always been a way to find solace, wherever you are. It’s the same for us Pakistanis. We just cannot help but sing along and hum to every patriotic song ever made. We have grown up listening to these songs in our homes and singing them with the choir in school assemblies. These songs have made a home in our heart forevermore; every Pakistani loves them immensely and we wouldn’t dare to forget a lyric. Any lyric. Scroll down to the list of the sweetest melodies we get to hear everywhere on the Pakistan Independence Day.
This beautiful song from Janoon’s band was released in 1996 from the album Inquilaab. It was a tremendous hit and was dubbed as the greatest rock hit in Pakistan’s music industry. It is one of the most loved and played Pakistani songs of all time. Whether it be cricket championships or hockey tournaments- this song has never failed to lift up our spirits. We know every word by heart and we couldn’t possibly love a song more.
Mera Inaam Pakistan
A masterpiece from the King of music himself, the great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. NFAK is one the greatest pride of this country and there is no other artist we have ever loved more than him. This meaningful song in NFAK’s signature style will always remind us that this beautiful country is a valuable gift for us all.
Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan
This one’s more like a nursery rhyme we have all grown up listening to. It has a special tune which makes us nostalgic about the golden days of the past. It’s one of the most famous patriotic anthems and was released during the Pak-Indo war of 1965.
Watan Ki Mitti
A beautiful song by the great Nayyara Noor, this anthem has made a home in our hearts. The soulful lyrics takes our patriotism and loyalty to our motherland to another zone.
Yai Watan Tumhara Hai
It was sung by the legendary Mehdi Hassan; it received immense love from each and every Pakistani ever since it’s release in the 1962. It’s amazing how it’s still in our hearts, generation by generation after all this time!
Is Parcham K Saye Talay
This song is a proof that Pakistan holds great importance not only for Muslims but for other minorities living in the country. It was sung by Benjamin Sisters (Nerissa, Beena and Shabana), often referred to as s phenomenon in Pakistan and North India. They belonged to a Christian family and used chorus performances in their singing.
Tera Pakistan Hai Yeh Mera Pakistan Hai
Sung by Amjad Hussain, this song makes every citizen of this country feel like they actually do own this land. Which they must feel every moment of every day- because we can’t completely take care of this country if we aren’t owning it yet.
Dil Dil Pakistan
If there’s any song we could use as our country’s national anthem, this one’s it. The unofficial anthem of Pakistan- this magic was created by Vital Signs all the way back in 1987. It is Vital Sign’s most famous song; one which make us love t even more. Known to every Pakistani, child or not.
Lab Pai Aati Hai
Even though the visionary Allama Iqbal wrote countless masterpieces, this beautiful poetic prayer is the most loved and remembered work of him. Known by all children by heart, this is a kind of poem that will stay with us forever.
Which one of these songs is your favorite? Celebrate true essence of Pakistan’s being and express your gratitude and affection for this jaan-se-pyaara mulk of ours.
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