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Re-recorded National Anthem of Pakistan presents fascinating visuals

The new version of the national anthem has been recorded using modern equipment. The anthem has been sung by 155 singers, compared to only 10 in the original version in 1955.

ISLAMABAD: The re-recorded version of the National Anthem of Pakistan presents multiple fascinating visuals, covering most of the cultures prevailing in the country.

The federal government released a re-recorded version of the national anthem on the 75th independence anniversary on Sunday (Aug 14).

The re-recorded version is not too much different from the original one as the words remain unchanged and the original musical score has been preserved.

The new version of the national anthem has been recorded using modern equipment. The anthem has been sung by 155 singers, compared to only 10 in the original version in 1955.

Some of social media users have expressed disappointment over the new version as they had been expecting a vastly different anthem. People, however, have found the visuals attractive.

The new version, which was re-recorded 68 years after the first one came out, has been produced by 48 musicians, and 6 bandmasters.

The anthem features vocalists from diverse regional, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, from various religious faiths and musical genres, including Abdullah Qureshi, Bilal Saeed, Fakhir Mehmood, Humaira Javed, Taj Mastani and Umair Jaswal.

The project has been completed in collaboration with various departments including the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Javed Mahmood
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