Patari, a music streaming platform based in Pakistan, has released a song with an accompanying animated video called “Bohot Ho Chuki Nafrate’n”, in memory and remembrance of the APS attack victims on the 16th of December, 2014.
This was a terrible day in our history, a day on which hundreds of futures were wiped out in an act of senseless brutality, a day on which happiness was snatched away from hundreds of households and a day which four years later still burns with a searing pain in the collective memory of our nation. It is then on days like this when it’s important to remember that the only answer to hate and violence is love and peace. That only a message of peace can douse the raging ﬂames of extremism and hatred. It is this message that the song encapsulates.
The song is a composition by Ali Aftab Saeed, with production from Saad Sultan and lyrics by Mukhtar Javed with vocals done by Ali Aftab Saeed as well. The video was produced by Patari.
Ali Aftab Saeed, the Composer, and vocalist said “I know many people believe that corruption is the biggest menace we face at the moment but I think religious extremism and terrorism outweighs it and everything else and we need to address it more even though it’s not a safe thing to do. I’d like to Thank Zeeshan Noel for introducing me to this poetry and Mukhtar Javed for writing this heartfelt poetry.”
Patari’s Co-Founder, Humayun Haroon, talking about the collaboration between Patari and Ali Aftab added “When we ﬁrst heard this song and the message behind it, we were deeply moved. We immediately felt it was important that these impactful lyrics and vocals needed to have a visual depiction to properly convey its meaning and message. We had Patari’s in-house animator, Hamza Salar do the artwork and animation for the video and i think he did a wonderful job capturing the essence of the song. The video captures the bleakness of the tragedy while also managing to convey hope in an evocative way. We hope that on this terrible day, as we remember the countless precious lives lost, we also remind ourselves that only a message of peace and unity can conquer the crusade of hatred”
The Video has been released on Patari’s oﬃcial YouTube Channel while the audio can be streamed and downloaded from Patari’s website.