Tarana-e-Pakistan

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Tarana-e-Pakistan

anthem of  Pakistan
Lyrics Jagannath Azad, 9 Aug 1947
Adopted 14 Aug 1947
Relinquished December 1948

Tarana-e-Pakistan is claimed to be the first national anthem that was played in Pakistan's national radio on 14 August 1947[1] of Pakistan said to be composed by Jagannath Azad at the request of Mohammad Ali Jinnah but this claim is unsubstantiated. It was never officially adopted as Pakistan's national anthem and the Qaumi Tarana was officially adopted as Pakistan's national anthem in 1950.

Controversy[edit]

For the first time in 2004, it was claimed by an Indian journalist that the first national anthem of Pakistan was written by Jagan Nath Azad, a Hindu poet from Lahore, on the personal request of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.[2] It was alleged that Jinnah asked Azad to write the anthem on 11 August 1947 and that it was later approved by Jinnah as the official national anthem for the next year and a half.[3] However, this claim is historically unsubstantiated, disputed and controversial. Many historians, including Safdar Mahmood and Aqeel Abbas Jafri, reject this claim and believe that Jagan Nath Azad neither met Jinnah nor wrote Pakistan's first national anthem.[4]


Lyrics[edit]

Urdu lyrics Transliteration Translation
!اے سرزمینِ پاک
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
O, Land of the Pure!
ذرے تیرے ہیں آج ستاروں سے تابناک
روشن ہے کہکشاں سے کہیں آج تیری خاک
تندیِ حاسداں پہ ہے غالب تیرا سواک
دامن وہ سل گیا ہے جو تھا مدتوں سے چاک
!اے سرزمینِ پاک
Zare tere hain aaj sitaron se tabnak
Roshan hai kehkashan se kahin aaj teri khak
Tundi-e-hasdan pe ghalib hai tera swaak
Daman wo sil gaya hai jo tha mudaton se chaak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
The grains of your soil are glowing today
Brighter than the stars and the galaxy
Awe-struck is the enemy by your will-power
Open wounds are sewn, we’ve found a cure
O, Land of the Pure!
اب اپنے عزم کو ہے نیا راستہ پسند
اپنا وطن ہے آج زمانے میں سربلند
پہنچا سکے گا اسکو نہ کوئی بھی اب گزند
اپنا عَلم ہے چاند ستاروں سے بھی بلند
اب ہم کو دیکھتے ہیں عطارد ہو یا سماک
!اے سرزمینِ پاک
Ab apne azm ko hai naya rasta pasand
Apna watan hai aaj zamane main sar buland
Pohncha sake ga is ko na koi bhi ab gazand
Apna alm a hai chand sitaron se bhi buland
Ab ham ko dekhtey hain atarad hon ya samaak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
New paths of progress, we resolve to tread
Proudly, our nation stands with a high head
Our flag is aflutter above the moon and the stars
As planets look up to us be it Mercury or Mars
No harm will now come from anywhere, for sure
O, Land of the Pure!
اترا ہے امتحاں میں وطن آج کامیاب
اب حریت کی زلف نہیں محو پیچ و تاب
دولت ہے اپنے ملک کی بے حد و بے حساب
ہوں گے ہم اپنے ملک کی دولت سے فیضیاب
مغرب سے ہم کو خوف نہ مشرق سے ہم کو باک
!اے سرزمینِ پاک
Utra hai imtehan main watan aaj kamyab
Ab huriat ki zulf nahin mahiv-e-paich-o-taab
Daulat hai apne mulk ki be had-o-be hisaab
Hon ge ham aap mulk ki daulat se faiz yab
Maghrib se hum ko khauf na mashriq se hum ko baak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
The nation has tasted success at last
Now freedom struggle is a thing of the past
The wealth of our country knows no bounds
For us are its benefits and bounty all around
Of East and West, we have no fear
O, Land of the Pure!
اپنے وطن کا آج بدلنے لگا نظام
اپنے وطن میں آج نہیں ہے کوئی غلام
اپنا وطن ہے راہ ترقی پہ تیزگام
آزاد، بامراد، جواں بخت شادکام
اب عطر بیز ہیں جو ہوائیں تھیں زہرناک
!اے سرزمینِ پاک
Apne watan ka aaj badalne laga nizam
apne watan main aaj nahin hai koi ghulam
apna watan hai rah-e-taraqi pe tez gam
azad, bamurad jawan bakht shad kaam
ab itr bez hain jo hawain thin zehr naak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
Change has become the order of the day
No-one is a slave in the nation today
On the road to progress, we’re swiftly going along
Independent and fortunate, happy as a song
Gloomy winds are gone, sweet freedom’s in the air
O, Land of the Pure!
ذرے تیرے ہیں آج ستاروں سے تابناک
روشن ہے کہکشاں سے کہیں آج تیری خاک
!اے سرزمینِ پاک
Zare tere hain aaj sitaron se tabnak
Roshan hai kehkashan se kahin aaj teri khak
Aye sar zameen-i-Pak!
The grains of your soil are glowing today
Brighter than the stars and the Milky Way
O, Land of the Pure!

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Another time, another anthem | Latest news, Breaking news, Pakistan News, World news, business, sport and multimedia | DAWN.COM". Archives.dawn.com. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Lyrics of Pakistan's First National Anthem : ALL THINGS PAKISTAN". Pakistaniat.com. 2010-04-19. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Prof. Jagan Nath Azad: Creator of Pakistan's First National Anthem : ALL THINGS PAKISTAN". Pakistaniat.com. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  4. ^ Dr. Safdar Mahmood. "Quaid-e-Azam, Jagannath Azad and National Anthem?". Jang.com.pk. Retrieved 2012-01-01. English Translation: "When Quaid-e-Azam reached Karachi, Mr. Atta Rabbani was with him as his ADC and has been with him. Thanks to Allah Almighty that he is alive but it was a very hard task to reach him. After a lot of struggle i was able to meet him through Mr. Nizami. Mr. Atta Rabbani's straightforward answer was that "a person named Jagannath Azad neither met Quaid-e-Azam nor he ever heard this name from Quaid-e-Azam.""

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