Qaumi Tarana Lyrics & Translation
Pak Sar Zameen Shad Bad Lyrics
Pak sar zamin shad bad
Kishwar-e-hasin shad bad
Tu nishan e azm e alishan
Markaz-e-yaqin shad bad
Blessed be the sacred land
Happy be the bounteous realm
Symbol of high resolve
Land of Pakistan!
Blessed be thou, citadel of faith
Pak sar zamin ka nizam
Quwat e ukhuwat e awam
Qaum, mulk, sultanat
Pa-inda tabinda bad!
Shad bad manzil e murad
The order of this sacred land
Is the might of the brotherhood of the people
May the nation, the country, and the state
Shine in glory everlasting!
Blessed be the goal of our ambition
Parcham e sitara o hilal
Rahbar e tarraqqi o kamal
Tarjuman e mazi, shan e hal
Jan e istiqbal!
Sayah e Khuda e Zal Jalal
This flag of the crescent and star
Leads the way to progress and perfection
Interpreter of our past, glory of our present
Inspiration of our future!
Symbol of God, owner of glory and might
National Anthem of Pakistan
Lyrics: Hafeez Jullundhri
Music: Akbar Mohammed, 1950
The music composed by Chagla reflects his background in both eastern and western music. The lyrics are written in a highly Persianized form of Urdu. Every word in the entire anthem is a loanword from Persian or Arabic except the word “ka” ( ??, “of” ). The anthem lasts for 1 minute and 20 seconds, and uses twenty one musical instruments and thirty eight different tones.
1949 – Musical composition by Ahmad G. Chagla (running time, 1 minute 20 seconds)
1952 – Verses written by Hafeez Jalandhri, selected from 723 entries
1954 – Released on Radio Pakistan on 13 August. Singers of the anthem were: Ahmad Rushdi, Shamim Bano, Kokab Jehan, Rasheeda Begum, Najam Ara, Naseema Shaheen, Zwar Hussain, Akhtar Abbas, Ghulam Dastgir, Anwar Zaheer and Akhtar Wassi. Ali Rathore, Saif Ali Khan eko