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]


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

In a non-scientific 2003 BBC World Service online poll of popular songs, "Dil Dil Pakistan" came third.[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 the 1980s pop music with synthesizers, keyboards, major chord progression, and a catchy chorus hook.


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


The song "Dil Dil Hindustan" in the 1990 Indian film Yaadon Ke Mausam was copied from "Dil Dil Pakistan".[6]


  1. ^ "Patriotic partners". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 24 December 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Anis, Ema (12 October 2011). "Video of the day: Junaid Jamshed can still sing – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "The World's Top Ten". BBC World Service. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "6 Super Stars of 1990; EMI Pakistan". EMI Pakistan label - 1990 release year. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  5. ^ Nadeem F. Paracha (28 March 2013). "Times of the Signs". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "'Gabbar is Back' item number rips off Pakistani song". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 17 April 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 

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