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Adil Najam’s Pakistan – The Video

Posted on June 11, 2006
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Pakistan. A window on Pakistan through pictures, verse and song. Based on famous Pakistan poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poem “hum daikhain gay”… with music and vocals remix from Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Iqbal Bano, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Zia-ul-Haq, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, etc. A collage of Pakistan history and an articulation of one Pakistani’s aspirations for Pakistan.

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47 Comments on “Adil Najam’s Pakistan – The Video”

  1. Talha says:
    June 24th, 2006 5:12 pm

    Beautifully done…

  2. Knonie says:
    June 26th, 2006 2:57 am

    Lovely Work Dude!!!

    Very fine collection of suitable clips and visuals…

    Keep it up!!!

  3. haider says:
    August 29th, 2006 4:08 am

    wow… what powerful stuff… bravo

  4. Rukshinda says:
    September 10th, 2006 3:46 pm

    That was fantastic…. I stumbled across your blog while I was surfing the net and I overwhelmed and excited about the content of ATP.

  5. haris says:
    September 14th, 2006 6:41 pm

    A friend told me aboutthis site and I came to explore. This is great. Congratulations. Specially on this video and the powerful message it gives us all. At once disturbing and hopeful.

  6. Suraiya says:
    October 10th, 2006 10:37 am

    great video. very inspiring. moving. memorable.

  7. Iqbal Khan says:
    December 21st, 2006 5:36 pm

    Great video and very inspiring work.
    A question for Adil Najam is that you love Pakistan so much and doing a great job to present it, how come you decided to settle down in US?
    How come you are not living in Pakistan?
    I am your old UET fellow and I live in the same town of Framingham Mass.

  8. Ghalib says:
    December 21st, 2006 7:18 pm

    like Borat says ” i like! u likeeeeeeeee!! i like it very muchhh!!”
    nice an great work i wish if u can do a lil more work an videos on Z A Bhuttos speeches and his UN speech in 1971!

  9. Qudratullah says:
    December 30th, 2006 6:10 pm

    Very nicely done. Keep it up.

  10. Samdani says:
    December 24th, 2006 12:14 am

    The notion that one can only by a Pakistani by living in Pakistan is a little absurd. Not everyone who lives in Pakistan ‘serves’ Pakistan, and not everyone who leaves it ‘deserts’ it. Many who live in Pakistan have actually deserted its ideals and many who live elsewhere still serve it in other ways.

    But these are individual matters and I am glad Prof. Najam has not taken the bait by trying to respond.

  11. Muhammad Islam says:
    February 11th, 2007 6:05 pm

    Salam Pakistan!

    Adil !! splendid job .. must say awe-inspiring and noteworthy

    keep it up

  12. February 25th, 2007 5:02 pm

    whenever we hear The Great Leader, he shows the
    sense of Great Responsibility one must have in a Gentleman world, that was already flourishing!

    The song is twisted, but hath recieved! The throne of ‘dictatorship of masses’ is the thrones that are tumbling!

    Someone imported Secularism into A Muslim State but then ‘hum dekhain ge’kaisay ye ladin din e Islam ko jhutlain ge,kaisay ye naslon ko ghairon ki sooli pehnain ge,hum dekhain ge InShahAllah dehkain ge,

    Someone imported pillars of Money Satanism and usury into a Muslim State but again ‘Hum Dekhain ge kaisay chalien ge’

    Someone imported the worst co2 emmitting three wheelers and thier hegemony but it is their throne that has tumbled and ‘hum dekhian ge ye rickshaw bombs khatam honge’

    Somemanyones wrote off over a unwritten constitution that Mr Jinnah and Nawabzada Liaqat served with, but wo likari nahin balki hum dekhain ge, ab konsa constitutional lawyer khil khil hans dega ,is jurm ke haqqi ahtasab, sab samne apne dekhain ke ,jis peoples ke maan pe rishwat ke bazaar garm kiay jate rahe,aur aik aik kar ke watan ki shaanen farangi ke lie sajai gai ,wo log jo un ke bal lehaz pe khud ko numaian karte hain ,hum dekhain ke wo kaisay ik lafz e rawan ki mehfil me koi saz tak bajain to ,hum dekhain ge..
    aur dekhain ge khudai rahman o rahim ki rehmat se aur seinchien ge apne lahoo aur mehnat se, ussi kashti jis ke toofanon se bacha ke lai the …aur ik ik kafir buut ke laashe par Allah O Akber ke naarey lagain ge ,
    kiun chori karen ye hum se hakeekat us mange hui vote ke sahare aur bhai ko lara ke bhai se khud dar pe ghairon ke inaam dekhane aaie ge ,par wo nahin hum dekhain ge koi kia dekhai ga duniya mien bhar kar is azeem qom se ,jis qom ne har lafz per apni mohar sajani hai,aur har nia daur apne Rab e Azeem ke naam se khud shuru karain ge aur sab dekhian ge ,wo din jab hamarey darbar e shahi ke naqare sarri duniya main shillate the ,wo din jab khusrau ki tutti bajti thi aur sultan thur thur ghabrate the ,wo shan e haqeeki se jab nijaam sahib hunste sultan girate the ,har naam allah ka pura duniya me chukain ge
    par kissi gumme shair ko jis ke hasin jor tor ke peeche to iman nahin phir kaisay bartien ge wo jo kehtay ho ga baqi to hazrat yousaf ke hikayat [aesop fables]phar phar ke sunnain ge,aur dekhain ge ,
    hhhhuuuuu!

  13. Harris says:
    March 16th, 2007 5:45 am

    Damn you for making me emotional.

    Absolutely wonderful!

  14. cam says:
    March 16th, 2007 10:30 am

    really amazing
    it would be great if you could add a video clip where general mushraf promised people of pakistan that he will do away with the wardi

  15. Kazmi says:
    March 21st, 2007 12:48 pm

    BEAUTIFUL. This is a most amazng tribute to Pakistan and so relevant to what we are living through. Why don’t you send it to Geo or some other channel. I wish they woudl run it again and again so that it makes Pakistanis think!

  16. KAWA1 says:
    March 31st, 2007 6:36 pm

    What a great job. Extremely emotional! Kazmi said it right, you should send it to Geo or Ary.

    Thank you for your time and effort.

  17. KAWA1 says:
    March 31st, 2007 7:11 pm

    Let’s put our passion at play. If Geo doesn’t play it, lets all contribute and buy a spot on Geo. I’m willing to put down Rs 10,000 as part of my contribution.

  18. cam says:
    April 3rd, 2007 5:10 am

    if i had a TV channel i would have it running all the time
    i watch it 3-4 times every day, man its very strong stuff

  19. khurram shahzad says:
    May 2nd, 2007 10:20 am

    very nice.

  20. SMK says:
    May 15th, 2007 12:17 am

    Yes, you should send this to Aaj or Geo. They should be playing this right now. Again and again.

  21. PatExpat says:
    May 15th, 2007 5:11 am

    You should also add more footage Musharraf’s antics like you did of Zia. In the end, all military dicators have been equally worse with the destruction of fabric of society and deterioration of civic institution.

    The ethnic violence have always escalated during military rules and this term is no different. They have succeeded in giving it an ethnic color and i am fearful what might they do later as this is an election year.

    This country was made not for Muslims of subcontinent but for the Muslim Army of subcontinent because they are the rulers and the civilians are here to serve them.

    Looking back, what this military has given us. 3 misadventures which resulted in defeats, selling of our nationals to US for bounties, biggest corporation with hands in cement, banking, fertilizer, cereals and real estate; ethnic violences, killing of our own citizens in baluchistan and bajaur.

    THIS COUNTRY WAS CREATED TO SERVE THE MILITARY IT SEEMS.

  22. Abrar says:
    May 25th, 2007 12:27 pm

    This is very very moving. Thank you. great work. I wish more Pakistanis were able to see this.

  23. Khurram says:
    June 1st, 2007 3:21 am

    This is really lovely and brought tears to eyes. You really should get this on TV somehow.

  24. Idealist says:
    June 4th, 2007 12:52 pm

    Congrats just saw the Geo cartoon version of Hum Daikyan kay depicting it in the 2008 Budget scene…

  25. Daktar says:
    June 4th, 2007 7:38 pm

    I have been seeing this video again and again since morning. I hope you are right and ‘hum daikhain gay.’

  26. A Pakistani says:
    June 9th, 2007 5:13 pm

    very good attempt. please keep up ur efforts.
    “hum daikhain gayâ€

  27. Friend says:
    June 15th, 2007 3:27 pm

    Very nice work. I wish some TV channel will play this. Very appropriate for now. Can you put some CJ pictures in this.

  28. sohail says:
    June 16th, 2007 3:12 pm

    Kawa1

    Maybe as a tribute to Dr. Shahid Masood’s ‘mere mutabiq’ we should sponsor this ”commercial”. and youtube can then pick it on. Count me in.

  29. Salma says:
    June 18th, 2007 2:52 am

    Very very moving. Bravo.

  30. Humaira says:
    June 22nd, 2007 2:18 pm

    Very nice work. Inspiring indeed.

  31. ASLAM says:
    June 25th, 2007 1:30 am

    INSPIRING AND MOVING. Saw it again and again. Please make a separate Faiz section.

  32. Ansar says:
    June 29th, 2007 12:56 pm

    Heartwarming indeed

  33. Pakistani says:
    August 4th, 2007 11:55 pm

    I really think we should all send emails to Geo, ARY or Aaj asking that they broadcast this during Aug 14 telecast. This is so true about our times today.

  34. Waheed says:
    August 5th, 2007 1:18 pm

    Sixty years after partition, a new exhibition should be required viewing for a generation of indifferent Britons and Indians

    In a summer largely distinguished by floating Taj Mahals, Bollywood extravaganzas and empire-nostalgic television, a new exhibition at the British Library offers a more thoughtful commemoration of the 60th anniversary of independence for India and Pakistan. Countdown to Freedom chronicles the turbulent centuries from the arrival in 1608 of the East India Company to the fabled midnight of independence. Though small, the display succeeds in evoking the historical ties that bind Britain to the subcontinent.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/britain/article/0,,2138098,00.html

  35. Zubair says:
    September 5th, 2007 3:39 pm

    INSPIRATIONAL. Very nice video and very nice website.

  36. Kazim says:
    September 19th, 2007 3:13 pm

    Very inspiring. Please update some of the images with new ones. Moving tribute

  37. Haseeb says:
    September 30th, 2007 3:59 pm

    In this time of despair, I found this today and I have been watching it again and again since morning because it gives me hope that even if not now, even if not soon, hum daikhain gay.

  38. saji says:
    November 5th, 2007 12:55 pm

    I am from India and I am touched & concerned. Tough times do not last tough people do, tough countries do. Jab zulm-o-sitam k kooh-e-giran ;Rooi ki tarah ur jaenge – Amen

    Simply a suberb piece of work.
    keep it up

  39. Engr Hussain Ahmad says:
    November 7th, 2007 11:58 am

    The repeated intervention by the military in the political affairs of this country have made the issues more complicated and now we are on the verge of collapse and this exercise should be finished as we have lost half of our country because of this. And the glass is full up to its capacity and there is no more cushion.

  40. Zaidi says:
    November 10th, 2007 9:28 pm

    This is wonderfull work. I have seen Mr Bhuttos rallies when i was only 7 years old at my small town. It is a vidoe that represent our true feeling ,hope , insipartion. Your selection of poetry is great.
    I wish for you to do more work like this ..keep it up …

  41. Asad says:
    November 15th, 2007 6:49 pm

    bootan di sarkar
    Habib Jalib

    Dakuan da je saath na dinda pind da pehredar
    Aj paireen zanjeer na hund jit na hundi har
    Paggan apne gal wich pa lo turo pet de bhar
    Chadh jaye te mushkil lehndi bootan di sarkar

    If the dacoit had not had
    The village guard as his ally
    Our feet would not be in chains
    Our victory would not defeat imply
    Mourn with turbans round your necks
    Crawling on your bellies, comply
    Once the jack boot government is up
    It

  42. anam zahid says:
    December 29th, 2007 3:37 am

    U GUYS R 2 GOOD , 2 B VERY HONEST , INCREDIBLE ,I M TOTTLY IMPRESSED BY UR WRK …
    its been a gr8 job
    acctully i hv read ur article in DAWN (sci-tech world) & so i came to explore ur wbsite 4 da 1st time , and its been gr8 exprience,
    so alwz keep up da gud wrk u r doing,wish u guys da very best
    KEEP ROCKING

  43. nudma says:
    April 13th, 2008 10:13 am

    if someone can step forward to show faiz’s work to pakistanis on grand level i.e on television or in theatres it will definitely fruitful coz in this way many faizs which are hiding somewhere can be brought into limelight.

  44. June 12th, 2008 1:46 pm

    Aitzaz Aihsan is Our Great Leader. I am from Multan, and astrologer, I am Praying for Mr Aitzaz, Please Mr Zardari Lesion what Aitzaz Say? He Say Our Wish (AZAD ADLEYA)

  45. Eidee Man says:
    June 15th, 2008 6:27 pm

    @Bahadar Shah
    I agree that Aitzaz is great. But, the fact that you’re an astrologer and you’re praying for him makes it somewhat confusing. Technically, you should be able to predict the future; so, praying doesnt make any sense, because you’re hoping to modify the future, which invalidates your predicting it in the first place….

  46. Usman says:
    September 25th, 2008 5:45 pm

    Beautiful video and very poignant. We Pakistanis will overcome despite the efforts of all those who are killing innocent Pakistanis.

  47. AMMAR says:
    February 4th, 2011 5:00 pm

    Hi,i am a student of inter and i want to die for pakistan because i think that pakistan is everything for me.i want to join any patriotic group so i can fulfill my dream….

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