Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has created an Urdu model of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) nationwide anthem to coincide with the nation’s golden jubilee occasion.
The anthem, named ‘Watan,’ was formally launched on the UAE’s fiftieth Nationwide Day on December 2, and was handed to the UAE Embassy in Pakistan by Pakistani Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. That is the primary time that Ishy Biladi, the UAE nationwide anthem, has been translated right into a language.
The virtually seven-minute-long music video, which is a presentation of the Consulate Basic of Pakistan in Dubai, options Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performing the tune in his distinctive fashion towards magnificent imagery displaying UAE’s historical past and legacy, in addition to its great progress and prosperity.
The anthem ‘Watan’ is a homage to the UAE from the numerous ethnicities residing within the nation, notably these from South Asia, in line with producer Sadia Abbasi, who’s a Pakistani journalist working in Dubai.
Chatting with Khaleej Occasions Abbasi stated Urdu and Hindi-speaking expats from Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh make up nearly all of the UAE’s inhabitants. Their kids used to sing the UAE Nationwide Anthem in Arabic, however now in addition they take heed to it in Urdu, she stated.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was chosen to sing the tune due to his huge reputation within the UAE, she claimed. “He has a legion of followers in India and Pakistan, and he’s additionally popular with Emiratis,” she remarked.
Muhammad Arsalan Saitti, an official in Pakistan’s consulate was answerable for the Urdu model of the ‘Watan’ anthem.