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Which was first national anthem of Pakistan and who was its writer. Why national anthem was changed?

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Which was first national anthem of Pakistan and who was its writer. Why national anthem was changed?
posted Dec 15, 2015 by anonymous

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Tarana-e-Pakistan is claimed to be the first national anthem that was played in Pakistan's national radio on 14th August 1947 of Pakistan said to be composed by Jagannath Azad at the request of Mohammad Ali Jinnah. It was never officially adopted as Pakistan's national anthem and the Qaumi Tarana was officially adopted as Pakistan's national anthem in 1950.

Controversy

For the first time in 2004, it was claimed by an Indian journalist that the first national anthem of Pakistan was written by Jagan Nath Azad, a Hindu poet from Lahore, on the personal request of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It was alleged that Jinnah asked Azad to write the anthem on 11 August 1947 and that it was later approved by Jinnah as the official national anthem for the next year and a half. However, this claim is historically unsubstantiated, disputed and controversial. Many historians, including Safdar Mahmood and Aqeel Abbas Jafri, reject this claim and believe that Jagan Nath Azad neither met Jinnah nor wrote Pakistan's first national anthem.

The claim is also discredited since Azad himself did not make any such claim in any of his published works.

answer Dec 16, 2015 by Manikandan J
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