National Songs & Elections
As the 18th day of February 2008 comes closer, the noise of campaign songs in the city is getting higher and higher. Over the weekend, it was the loudest – from campaign camps to rally cars these party songs (often a blatant copy of one another or from films of yesteryears) seem to be omni present in the city.
Last night was no different except that I was almost shocked in reflex at a point where I think I had heard a famous national song being played in the air. It felt extra-ordinary. But the bliss was not to last long as it turned out to be just the tune of that national song copied by a party song.
Granted that this is a season for party promotion but since its all about Pakistan’s General Elections, wont it be a good idea to let the national songs have some place in the respective campaigns of party politics?