Jashn-e-Azadi 5: Mili Naghmay

Azadi fever is on these days. The milli naghmas on tV really pump up the blood in me. I am sure it does the same for MOST of you. Most of the songs are old, they are classy.. and they bring back tons of ‘jazbaat’ for the country, songs like
Iss Parcham Kay Saye Talay Hum Aik Hain..
Teri waadi waadi choomoo, tera Koona koona Ghoomon, Tu mera dil bar jaan, Tu mera Pakistan..
Hai Jazba Junoon to himmat na haar..
Hum hain Pakistan hum to jeetay gay haan jeetay gay..

They all have a message in them for the Pakistani people. As far as the message is concerned, I like the “Iss Parcham kay saye talay” which has an excellent message *much needed* for the people of Paksitan who are divided in more ways than one *religious sects, regional injustices, economical imbalance..*

No whys and whos in this post. I just wanted to show my concern of how we *as a nation* have failed to grasp a simple message which has been on our televisions all our lives yet we ignored it.

PS: I am planning to make a medley for the Independence days, so I would love to have some messages *as songs or just plain happy independence messages* from the readers on this blog. Please please please…. email at illusionfs [at] gmail [dot] com

6 Comments so far

  1. Mona (unregistered) on August 12th, 2006 @ 12:49 pm

    with plenty patriotic msgs on KMB,it seems not all hope is lost :)

  2. K.A. (unregistered) on August 12th, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

    I agree with Mona’s optimism ..there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The tragic part is most of the people feel they are Pakistanis as long as they are listening to these songs. Yet the moment the song is over..for a lot of us the patriotism is over and we continue our regular routines. Its the same in a way like people listen to the ‘waaz’ before Friday prayers and the moment people step out of the mosque, the crude language and the curses and the dishonesty is alive again. Lets all pray for a peaceful , prosperous and powerful Pakistan – Ameen.

  3. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on August 12th, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

    Can someone please come up with rock versions of these songs to promote em.. double please =D

  4. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on August 12th, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

    Can someone please come up with rock versions of these songs to promote em.. double please =D

  5. mansoor (unregistered) on August 12th, 2006 @ 3:58 pm

    umer: good idea!!

    illusionFS: these msgs are being played on the radio a lot too! especially on Radio1 :D

  6. zeeshan (unregistered) on August 13th, 2006 @ 6:07 pm

    What!? AZADI FEVER? where? Ok, I’ll be honest, except of Media and that includes our FM channels and some music channels, there is absolutely NO fever in the Karachiites. 2006 portrays the most least exciting 14th of August. No longer do I see kids buying a lot of Paki flags big and small, badges and or other things that were so hot a few years ago.

    People from Karachi are suffering. We are suffering with a lot of things. We are already very busy paying more than half tax of what the rest of the country pays. We are busy driving Pakistan economically by paying more than what they charge in other cities.

    We are suffering with broken streets, flooded roads and streets, bomb blasts, mullas, people from alllll over pakistan coming to work here and here only, with high priced real estate where it’s becoming impossible to buy a home. With over 12 lac cars on the roads which can only carry 6 lac, we are suffering with light, shortage of water.

    I see people mocking Mohajirs. I see the blood of 2.2 million people which was shed back in 1940s, the people who MADE Pakistan and who GIFTED pakistan to the locals who were already living here, I see all that blood being used, wasted and laughed upon.

    I see no light at the end of the tunnel. I can NOT see light. Where is the fever again? I can’t even see that with open eyes.

    I am sorry if I have hurt anyone’s feeling here with my post. I just tried to stay very open. No personal attacks or flaming.

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