So far, we have been mostly following official procedures and protocol inherited in 1947. One such protocol is national anthem which must be shown respect when played or sung. We are implementing it mostly without knowing its origin and purpose other than a ritual to be observed. Now that we have accepted it, question arises whether a common man should understand its meaning like the UK national anthem ? If so, do most people know what our national anthem means ? Certainly, not. Should its meaning be understood by most? I would say yes for motivation and national unity.

No man made thing is final and any improvement is not unethical. So, I appeal to the worthy Parliament to kindly consider rewording of our National Anthem comprehensible to an average mind and easy to remember.

M. AKRAM NIAZI,

Rawalpindi, March 20.