Pakistani singer and Lollywood music composer Sahir Ali Bagga and the Inter Services Public Relations Directorate of the Pakistan Armed Forces (ISPR) have joined forces to create a catchy new patriotic song and music video in time for Saturday's Pakistan Day celebrations.
The video features the generous use of troops and equipment from Pakistan's armed forces, including its F-16 fighter planes, and includes a montage of Pakistani planes destroying enemy aircraft interlaced with footage of Pakistanis cheering on an ISPR report of Indian planes being downed over Pakistani territory in Kashmir.
A virtual retelling of the Pakistani version of the events of the last few weeks, the video includes footage of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan urging the release of a captured Indian pilot "as a gesture of peace," before showing a separate ISPR report of an Indian Army post "targeting innocent civilians" being "destroyed by Pak Army troops" along the Line of Control. The news-report style footage then shifts to the Pakistani Navy detecting an Indian sub, ominously combined with footage of a pair of anti-ship mortars being fired from a Pakistani warship.
The video is rounded out by footage of Pakistanis singing, dancing, celebrating and standing in solidarity with fists raised in resistance, as Sahir Ali Bagga plays to a packed stadium.
The video, released Thursday, has gone viral, garnering over 420,000 views as of this writing.