Junoon, who have always had a huge fan following in Pakistan are
known for their thought provoking music. 'Jazba Junoon' was, however,
much more than that, not just for its music but for the message
it contained as well. 'Jazba Junoon' was asking the patriotic Pakistani's
to use their spirit of passion and sense of belonging for the country
and that will never allow them to lose hope in any way. Musically
richer, with tablas, Ali's raging vocals, Salman's guitar solos,
live drums and to top it all, the video featured the outstanding
squad we had back then which was also similar to our world cup winning
squad. The song is much more than just the music and video, the
lyrics evoke a certain feeling from deep inside, a sense of appeasement
this is the month of August (our country's birth month) all of us
see various NATIONAL songs being shown on almost all the deluge
of channels. But let us at this stage, tell you about the history
of the one historical song, which is on everyone's lips these days.
During the Runn of Kutchh war with India, the need for national
songs to boost the morale of our great Pakistan Army and countrymen
was greatly felt. That was in 1969. Since the national song "Aye
Watan Kay Sajeelay Jawano'
Noor Jehan, written in 1964, had already made it to the top.
During the 1965 war, the Chairman PIA then approached Jamiluddin
Aali to write something focusing on integration of East and
West Pakistan as problems had started arising between two wings
of our country then. Jamiluddin Aali then wrote 'Jeevay Jeevay
Pakistan', which was recorded by the then PIA Arts Academy under
Hameed Nasim. But politics held back the song till it came in
July 1971 when Ishrat Ansari of PTV-Karachi Studios called in
Shahnaz Begum and requested Sohail Rana to compose the music.
Finally, the song was ready and released on PTV on 14th August
1971. The song has managed to stay in the hearts of thousands
of Pakistani's to date, there is no child, adult or anyone who
has at some point lived in Pakistan and does not sing along
to 'Jeevay Pakistan' when it is aired every year on the 14th
This song was released about two years ago on Independence
Day and it still manages to give its viewers goose bumps every
time they watch it. The video depicts the life story of a
farmer couple who migrates to Pakistan and is greeted by their
relatives at the train station, a great deal of emotions and
love are shown and the screening is awesome. The story moves
on with the lives of the two and how they manage to live comfortably
with what little they have in their homeland. Later on after
having a child, the entire sequence of the story is repeated
with the son growing up, graduating and living a respectable
life with his parents, getting married and bringing the third
generation into the world and in his country. The underlying
message of the video remains that thanks to this country,
such a life, considered a dream by many can be achieved in
our very own… Pakistan.
Watan Ke Sajeelay Jawano'
Each time any retired soldier who stood up for Pakistan 's sovereignty
in the 1965 war against India listens to this Noor Jehan song,
extreme nostalgia must grip his heart. The melody queen of our
country making the inspirational lyrics of this song soar high,
urging the young soldiers to fight, motivating them not to lose
heart, for she sings for them an for she sings for them and
them alone, provided just the right morale boost to our entire
army. The song played tirelessly on the radio and, ultimately,
formed the perfect backdrop against which our country claimed
victory. Let us listen to this song once again and remember
the sacrifices of our forefathers.
Hain Pakistani Hum to Jeetain Gay'
With the 1992 cricket World Cup in our hand and the 1996 world
cup ahead of us, patriotism in our country was at such an all-time
high that we were literally a force to be reckoned with. Vital
Signs' inspiring video touched our young hearts, giving us high
hopes With the 1992 cricket World Cup in our hand and the 1996
world cup ahead of us, patriotism was at such an all-time high
that we were literally a force to be reckoned with. Vital Signs'
inspiring video touched our young hearts, giving us high hopes
of many more splendid moments like the one of Imran Khan holding
high the glistening 1992 World Cup. Ultimately, we
proven wrong, for no other moment like that has ever replayed
in our history; however, the song did not fail to make an impact.
It plays on every Independence Day since then, and gives us
a high adrenalin rush. With a flag in hand and another tied
proudly in the form of a bandana, young boys dance to this song,
not really caring about the commercial incentives of Pepsi behind
It is an overly simplistic and idealistic song, many say, but
it still makes us proud to be a Pakistani.