Dil Dil Pakistan

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"Dil Dil Pakistan"
Single by Vital Signs
from the album Vital Signs 1
Released August 14, 1987
Genre Pop/Patriotic
Length 4:28
Songwriter(s) Nisar Nasik, Shoaib Mansoor
Producer(s) Shoaib Mansoor
Vital Signs singles chronology
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Dil Dil Pakistan (Urdu: دل دل پاکستان‎) is a popular patriotic Pakistani song. It was released in 1987 by the pop band Vital Signs. The song was featured in the band's debut album Vital Signs 1 in 1989.[1][2] The lead singer of the band, and as seen in the official music video, is the late Junaid Jamshed.


Dil Dil Pakistan has been hailed as an unofficial national anthem of Pakistan.[2][3]

Music video[edit]

The official music video was filmed in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

In the video, the band members are playing musical instruments in open fields, as well as riding bikes and driving a Jeep around the city and highlighting the most picturesque, hilly areas. In one scene, the group performs by the slope of a small hill with "I love Pakistan" painted in large lettering on a boulder. Toward the end of the video, the band plays in a small studio with a simple green backdrop and bright lights. The sound is typical of 1980s pop with synthesizers, keyboards, major chord progression, and a catchy chorus hook.


EMI Pakistan credits poet Nisar Nasik as the song's lyricist.[4][5] However, a fair share of the credit has been attributed to Shoaib Mansoor as well.[6]

In popular culture[edit]

In a non-scientific 2003 BBC World Service online poll of popular songs, "Dil Dil Pakistan" came third.[3] The song "Dil Dil Hindustan" in the 1990 Indian film Yaadon ke Mausam was copied from "Dil Dil Pakistan".[7]


  1. ^ "Patriotic partners – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 25 Dec 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Anis, Ema. "Video of the day: Junaid Jamshed can still sing – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 25 Dec 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "The Worlds Top Ten". BBC World Service. Retrieved 25 Dec 2016. 
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference emipak was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ "6 Super Stars; EMI Pakistan". http://emipakistan.com.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ Madeeha Syed (July 26, 2009). "Times of the Signs". Dawn. Retrieved 28 Mar 2013. 
  7. ^ "'Gabbar is Back' item number rips off Pakistani song". Express Tribune. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 

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