On 14 April 2010, LUBP posted an article titled “Pakistan’s first ‘tarana’, by Jagannath Azad” cross-posted from Beena Sarwar’s blog. Other blogs too including All Things Pakistan have written on this topic.
In today’s Jang (6 June 2010), Dr Safdar Mehmood has written a column after researching this topic a bit further. Based on his research, Dr Mehmood suggests that while there is a possibility that Azad might have written a national (milli) song which was broadcast by Radio Pakistan after 1947, however, there is no evidence of Azad’s meeting with Jinnah nor of the claim that he wrote a national anthem for Pakistan which was approved by Jinnah and which was broadcast by Radio Pakistan as the new country’s national anthem.
Dr Mehmood’s article is provided below: