ISLAMABAD: The government has tasked Pakistan National Council of the Arts with preparing a world-class rendition of the national anthem, originally composed by Ahmed G Chagla, using a highly professional orchestra to represent Pakistan’s cultural diversity.
The meeting in this regard was chaired by State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb yesterday. The meeting also reviewed preparations for celebrating 70th independence anniversary of Pakistan.
PNCA Director General Jamal Shah is asked to submit a detailed creative proposal in this connection. State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the August 14 not only signified the value of freedom but also reminded all of the unparalleled sacrifices of our forefathers that united the whole nation under one banner.
She said that the Ministry of Information and its allied departments should make concerted efforts to make these celebrations a special and historic event. She said that art, culture and heritage of every nook and cranny of the motherland should be duly highlighted during the course of the celebrations.
She directed the Pakistan Television (PTV) to make quality products and creative promos to project this sense of accomplishment and jubilation across the national spectrum.
She said that this historic win had united the whole nation and created a rare sense of solidarity among the people of Pakistan. Therefore, the ministry should pro-actively play its due role in consolidating the gains of this historic triumph and showcase its significance in an appropriate manner.
The meeting, in principle, accorded approval to the winning logo design which will be used as the official logo for 70 years Independence Day celebrations. The state minister directed implementation of the activities approved in the plan in a dedicated manner and asked the authorities concerned to finalise a calendar of events in that regard, both within and outside the country.