117 birth anniversary of Hafeez Jalandhari observed

117 birth anniversary of Hafeez Jalandhari observed
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The 117th birth anniversary of the creator of the country’s national anthem, Abu-Al-Asar Hafeez Jalandhari , is being observed today across the country.

Hafeez Jalandhari was born in Jalandhar, Indian Punjab on January 14, 1900 and died on December 21, 1982. He was buried in Model Town, Lahore but later, his dead body was re-buried in a tomb near Minar-e-Pakistan.

He was a writer, poet and above all, the creator of the national anthem of Pakistan.

Hafeez Jalandhari actively participated in the Pakistan Movement and used his writings to propagate the cause of Pakistan.

After the partition of India in 1947, Hafeez moved to Lahore and made up for the lack of formal education with self-study.

Hafeez Jalandhari wrote the Kashmiri anthem `Watan Hamara Azad Kashmir’. He wrote many patriotic songs during the Pak-India war in 1965.

He served as Director General of Morals in Pakistan Armed Forces and on a very prominent position as adviser to President Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan and also director of Writer’s Guild.

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