The National Anthem of Pakistan was approved by the Government of Pakistan in August, 1954.
The verses of the anthem have been composed by the renowned poet of Pakistan, Abu-Al-Asar Hafeez Jalandhary, while the tune has been composed by Ahmad Ghulamali Chagla, a well-known musician and composer.
The melody selected is entirely eastern. The first portion consists of passages based on “Tilak Kamod”, “Bilawal”, and “Kohiari”- the second portion is entirely in “Pelu” except the second line which is based on “Dhanasiri”. The duration of the tune of the National Anthem is of one minute and twenty seconds.