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Bring Back Jagannath Azad’s Pakistan Anthem

September 26, 2009 by

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by Beena Sarwar (Taken with gratitude from Beena Sarwar’s blog) As children we learnt that Pakistan didn’t have a national anthem until the 1950s. My journalist uncle Zawwar Hasan used to tell us of a reporter friend who visited China in the early 1950s. Asked about Pakistan’s national anthem, he sang the nonsensical ‘laralapa laralapa’. […]