As Pakistan celebrates its 76th year of independence, European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Riina Kionka, along with other musicians, paid a special tribute to the country by playing a rendition of the national song — ‘Pak Sarzamin (thy sacred land)’.
“This rendition honors Pakistan’s rich cultural diversity and the power of #UnityinDiversity.” “Happy Independence Day, Pakistan,” said a post on the Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan’s official X account.
The movie depicts numerous artists representing all of Pakistan’s provinces and playing various instruments.
Along with Ambassador Kionka, who can be seen playing the trumpet, were Sulaeyman Khan from Balochistan playing the nylon guitar, Doulat Wali Baig from Gilgit Baltistan playing the sitar, Sameer Ahmed from Sindh playing the bass guitar, Salman Adil from Punjab playing the flute, Sarmad Ghafoor from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa playing the electronic keyboard and soundboard and Amna Nizami from Islamabad playing the electric guitar.
Last year, to commemorate Pakistan’s 75th anniversary of independence, Ambassador Kionka played the national song on the trumpet.
According to a news release released by the EU Commission, the unique method to commemorate the forthcoming August 14, when Pakistan gained independence in 1947, was presented through a special campaign on the social media channels of the European Union delegation to Pakistan in Islamabad.
It went on to say that the EU is committed to a stable, democratic, and pluralistic country that respects human rights and realises its full economic potential by promoting sustainable and inclusive growth for all of its citizens.
The European Union and Pakistan’s relationship is based on a strategic engagement plan inked in 2019.