National songs or Milli Taranay are the real essence of Independence Day. Their beautifully composed melodies and heart rending lyrics touch our souls and illustrate the struggle, the hard work, the bloodshed and the martyrs who laid their lives for the sake of Pakistan.
The ever green melodic works of the legendary vocalists such as Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mohammad Ali Sheikhi, Junaid Jamshaid and above all Mehdi Hassan adds more color to the already greenest green celebrations of Youm e Azadi.
Songs like “Mera Inaam Pakistan”, “Main Bhi Pakistan Hoon, Tu Bhi Pakistan Hai”, “Jeevay, Jeevay, Jeevay Pakistan”; “Yeh Watan Tumhara Hai”, “Dil Dil Pakistan” not only gives us a boost of patriotism but also ignites in us a sense of brotherhood, unity and equality and reminds us of our duties toward our nation.
All these songs, although years old still make us stand up, clap and rejoice on every Independence Day.