Islamabad - The echo of the country’s national anthem instantly connects one to the homeland and stimulates deep feelings of patriotism as the words “Pak Sarzameen Shaad Baad” are sung in its traditional melody.

Composed by Ahmed Ghulam Ali Chagla, the lyrics of Pakistan’s national anthem were written by the Subcontinent’s renowned poet Hafeez Jalandhari. The singing together of the national anthem in educational institutions’ assemblies, on events of national importance is one of the important factors that develops and enriches the patriotism.

For Pakistanis, this anthem is one of the best in the world due to its rhythmic tune, amazing lyrics and superb composition, said prominent guitarist and Music Instructor of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) Ishtiaq Mushtaq while talking to APP.

Pakistan’s national anthem was adopted in August 1954 and the verses of the anthem have been composed by the renowned poet of Pakistan, Abul Asar Hafeez Jullundhri, while the tune was composed by Ahmed G Chagla, the well known musician and composer. The unique poetical composition of the anthem represents Islamic foundation, ideology, ethos, aspirations and the intrinsic strength of Pakistan.

The lyrics of the national anthem is the most important factor which leaves profound effect on the listeners and keep them spellbound, said Waqar Azeem, Performing Art instructor at PNCA.

The anthem is evocative in spirit, glorifying Pakistan as the centre of faith and freedom, a land of beauty and strength drawn from the people and the country.

“The words touch upon the various aspects of national life, with an invocation for integrity of Pakistan. As a Pakistani, no matter where we are, the sound of the national anthem instantly connects us to our homeland,” he remarked.

While on most occasions, the beats of drums followed by a marching rhythm make the lyrics more interesting and worthy to feel its spirit in its true form. The national anthem is the highlight of Chagla’s career as a musician. The high and low notes of the composition make it unique; making it flow and sound like an anthem, he added.