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.
This year released national song by #ISPR on Quaid Day.It should be appreciated.
But in this song presented Dr Abdul Salam as a patriot instead Dr AQ Khan.
Dr. Abdul Salam's role in Pakistan is always suspicious.Therefore He left Pakistan.
He was a Hardcore Qadyani.#QuaidEAzam pic.twitter.com/SdaAuJ4tgW
— Ghulam Nabi Madni (@GhulamNabiMadni) December 26, 2017
1- Great that Dr. Abdul Salam's image is used in the video. Cheers for ISPR on it.
2- Would be great if Quaid's 1st Law Minister Jogender Nath Mandal, 1st Foreign Minister Zafarullah Khan & Speaker Punjab Assembly S. P. Singha (his vote gave us Punjab) are also acknowledged. https://t.co/osko7Nmivn
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) December 24, 2017
This 2 second clip of Pakistani Nobel laureate #DrAbdusSalam has enraged Pakistanis who consider him a traitor for having been a follower of the more moderate #Ahmadiyya sect of Islam. The clip is from a recent song released by Pakistan Army's Public Relations Dept @ISPR_Official pic.twitter.com/2ryxHDRfuR
— Ehsan Rehan 🇺🇸 (@Ehzan) December 26, 2017
It also Furthermore, the achievements of the army and its sacrifices are also highlighted.