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Pakistan’s national anthem to be rearranged

A meeting headed by information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb decided that the new anthem — using a world-class orchestra — will be played during the independence celebrations.

world Updated: Jun 22, 2017 20:52 IST
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The anthem was originally composed by Ahmed G Chagla in 1950. (Reuters File)

As Pakistan starts preparations for the 70th anniversary of its independence, the government has tasked the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) to rearrange the national anthem’s musical rendition.

The anthem, Qaumi Taranah, was originally composed by Ahmed G Chagla in 1950.

A meeting headed by information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb decided that the new anthem — using a world-class orchestra — will be played during the independence celebrations.

The PNCA has been given the task to come up with a score that “truly represents the country’s cultural diversity”.

First Published: Jun 22, 2017 20:52 IST