Youth Icon Abdullah Qureshi Sings Noor Jehan's 'Ae Watan Ke Sajeelay Jawano', Pays Tribute To Heroes Of Pakistan Army On Defence Day

Sana Gilani 01:47 PM | 6 Sep, 2016
Youth Icon Abdullah Qureshi Sings Noor Jehan's 'Ae Watan Ke Sajeelay Jawano', Pays Tribute To Heroes Of Pakistan Army On Defence Day

6th of September, or Yaum-e-Difa as it is called in Urdu, is a day celebrated throughout Pakistan to commemorate in the memory of a very successful Pakistani frontier defence against India, which marked a ceasefire in the 1965 war on the 6th of September.

Pakistani Army, very gallantly fought the Indian Army and defeated the Indians on land, sea and in the air.

The Nishan-E-Haider Holders from 1965 war, the Highest Military Gallantry Award, literally meaning 'Mark of the Lion'

The celebration takes place with Pakistan Army displaying their latest missiles, tanks, guns and helicopters etc.

Defence Day celebrates the discipline, professionalism and patriotism of the Pakistan Armed Forces.

Abdullah Qureshi, very beautifully, paid tribute to the martyrs of the 1965 war, who went to all extent to save their country and gallantly fought the enemy.

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Abdullah Qureshi in a still from his latest video

Abdullah Qureshi rose to fame after singing a part of 'Afreen' by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, which he believed that the Coke Studio version of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Momina Mustehsan lacked. He quickly went viral over his post, and people loved seeing the man in action once more!

This time around, Abdullah has come out with a professionally recorded version of Madam Noor Jehan's 'Ae Watan Ke Sajeelay Jawano', a national treasure which was sung for the soldiers who sacrificed their today for our tomorrow.

Noor Jehan sang the powerful tribute to Pakistan Armed Forces 'Ae Watan Ke Sajeelay Jawano' back in the days

Not only that, it is a memory that keeps reminding us of how grateful we should be of our defence forces.

What's more impressive about this tribute is the mere fact that this tribute comes from a youth icon, an inspiration of all current young musicians and those who look upto the child/young stars of Pakistan.


With Abdullah currently setting the trend for showing the youth how to love their own country and be grateful for what we have, DailyPakistan got him to say a few words regarding his cover and being an inspiration to the youth for something better:

"I think that it is the responsibility of every individual, whether a youth icon or a popular celebrity or a doctor or an engineer, to love and respect their country first and foremost. Whatever I do, I do for Pakistan and it's people, and I keep that in mind whenever I perform: to be the best at everything I do and represent my country as a positive place where a lot of talented people are working together for the progress and prosperity of the nation."

Abdullah is seen using percussions for a nice, traditional feel of the song overall. (In his case, a Matka has been used)


Abdullah never fails to impress us, and is surely a breath of fresh air for those who want to produce meaningful music!

Here's the tribute. Enjoy:

Sana Gilani
Sana Gilani

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Rupee gains massive recovery against US dollar after SBP relaxes rules for banks

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee experienced a significant surge in its value in the open market against the dollar.

This surge came after a recent directive from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), allowing banks to purchase dollars at the interbank market rate for international card payments. The objective of this move was to narrow the exchange rate gap between the official and informal markets.

According to the Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan, the currency market witnessed the dollar being traded at Rs298, compared to its previous day’s closing rate of 311.

The SBP’s decision was influenced by the International Monetary Fund’s demand for Pakistan to stabilize its currency market before resuming a $6.5 billion bailout program.

In a circular, the central bank stated, “In response to the feedback received from various stakeholders, Authorized Dealers are now permitted to buy USD from the Interbank market to settle card-based cross border transactions with international payment schemes (IPS).”

Market analysts had predicted a decline in the value of the rupee following the implementation of these new guidelines.

Zafar Paracha, the General Secretary of the ECAP, expressed that the SBP’s decision was timely and appropriate. He anticipated that it would lead to a decrease of 20 to 25 rupees in the open market currency rate. Paracha also noted that aligning the rates in the official and informal markets would bolster remittance inflows.

Pracha further emphasized that significant disparities in rates between the official and informal markets encourage transactions outside of the official banking system.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – June 1, 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 229,000 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,620.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs181,150 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 211,290.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 229,000 PKR 2125


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