The National Anthem of Pakistan approved by the Government in August 1954, is a harmonious rendering of a three-stanza composition with a tune based on eastern music but arranged in such a manner that it can be easily played by foreign bands.
The Anthem is evocative in spirit, extolling Pakistan as the centre of faith and freedom, a land of beauty and strength drawn from the people and the country. The words touch upon the various facets of national life, with an invocation for integrity of Pakistan.
The Verses of the Anthem have been composed by a renowned poet of Pakistan, Abul Asar Hafeez Jullundhri; while the tune has been composed by Ahmed G. Chagla, the well known musician and composer.
The Anthem written in Urdu is a unique poetical composition, as in spite of its brevity it is a lyrical exultation for the quintessence of Pakistan, its Islamic foundation, ideology, ethos, aspirations and its intrinsic strength.
پاک سرزمین شاد باد كشور حسين شاد باد
تو نشان عزم علیشان! ارض پاکستان
مرکز یقین شاد باد
پاک سرزمین کا نظام قوت اخوت عوام
قوم ، ملک ، سلطنت پائندہ تابندہ باد
شاد باد منزل مراد
پرچم ستارہ و هلال رہبر ترقی و کمال
ترجمان ماضی شان حال ! جان استقبال
سایۂ خدائے ذوالجلال
Pak Sarzamin Shaad Baad Kishwar-e-Haseen Shaad Baad
Tu Nishane Azm, Aalishan Arz-e-Pakistan
Markaz-e-Yaqin Shaad Baad.
Pak Sarzamin Ka Nizaam Quwate, Akhuwate Awaam
Qaum, Mulk, Sultanat Painda tabinda Baad
Shaad Baad Manzil-e-Muraad.
Tarjuman-e-Mazi, Shan-e-Hal Jaan-e-Istaqbaal
Blessed be the sacred land, Happy be the bounteous realm,
Symbol of high resolve , Land of Pakistan
Blessed be thou citadel of faith
The Order of this Sacred Land , Is the might of the brotherhood of the people
May the nation, the country and the State , Shine in glory everlasting
Blessed be the goal of our ambition
This flag of the Crescent and Star,Leads the way to progress & perfection
Interpreter of our past, glory of our present , Inspiration of our future
Symbol of Almighty's protection