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Sufi rocker Salman Ahmad joins hands with Junaid Jamshed, will be playing at PTI rally in Karachi on December 25.


Express December 24, 2011



A few months ago, Junoon’s vocalist and guitarist Salman Ahmad tweeted about his collaboration with Junaid Jamshed. The teaser that was posted on Twitter months ago has finally been confirmed after a photo of the two musicians jamming was posted on pakium.com. Ahmad also announced the collaboration in an official email saying, “We’re recording a 21st century version of ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ and ‘Jazba Junoon’.”


Ahmad states that the rehearsal session was captured by Ahmad’s son, Imran, with his phone.“The video and the photo contain a true emotion providing a rare glimpse of hope for the new generation. Two days ago, my dear friend and Vital Signs bandmate, Junaid Jamshed and I came together to rehearse after many years. We felt inspired to sing two anthems of our youth; ‘Jazba Junoon’ and ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’.”

The guitarist said that the session was not preplanned. “Junaid and his wife Aisha came to welcome us back to Karachi, we started talking about Pakistan and out came the guitar and an impromptu rehearsal eventually took place. Junaid and I will be doing a lot more collaborations together to unite the country.”

Ahmad will also be performing at the Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rally being held today at Quaid-e-Azam mausoleum (Mazar-e-Quaid). “I have always been a wandering spirit and I will try to infuse some jazba and junoon to the jalsa as Imran Khan asked me to perform at the rally,” explains Ahmad.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 25th, 2011.

COMMENTS (29)

StraightManOnET | 9 years ago | Reply

@Pakistani in US "Religion is a personal matter", this, again, is your own personal interpretation of Islam, which unfortunately, yet again, is false. Because it is a tangible fact that Islam is a complete code of life and it dictates what should and should not be done at all levels, whether personal or COLLECTIVE; as interpreted by those who know how to interpret it and are adequately qualified to do so, unlike you. It tells you to create a society where the rules made by God Himself would be implemented on a societal, not just personal, level. Unless you are qualified to interpret the scriptures to derive the meaning, you must depend on those who are qualified to do so, and they say what I have said in the above lines. So, my friend, I suggest that if you wish to interpret it yourself and practice your own version, then call it something other than Islam, maybe "Religion of a Pakistani living in US" or something similar. And if you find this interpretation backward or barbaric, you are a free man; say openly that you do not accept what has been ordered in the scriptures instead of trying to take your own thoughts to be the words of God or hadith. Do as you please, but don't try to justify those actions by religion when they are not present in scriptures.

kilo | 9 years ago | Reply it would be fun to watch jj singing
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