Pakistan Army’s musical tribute to country’s founder causes lash back

A song released by Pakistan’s Army on the birth anniversary of the country’s founder has caused lash back after viewers complained it depicted a ‘non-Muslim’ scientist and a ‘traitor’.

The song traces the story of Pakistan and the struggle for a separate homeland in the leadership of Jinnah. It also pays tribute to those who sacrificed their lives and migrated to the new homeland.

A 2-second clip in the song displayed the image of Dr. Abdus Salam, a scientist widely credited with kickstarting Pakistan’ nuclear program, however, the image caused controversy as Salam was a from an Islamic sect considered heretical by the majority of Pakistan’s Muslims.

It also Furthermore, the achievements of the army and its sacrifices are also highlighted.