The phrase “Aman ki Asha” has undoubtedly reverberated throughout the country since its inception on 1st January 2010. The joint campaign started by‘The Jang Group’ of Pakistan and ‘The Times of India’ in India aims to promote cultural and diplomatic relations for mutual peace and development.
Among other initiatives, the most prominent has been the showcasing of musical maestros from both nations. The effort has further been supported by the release of an album named after the campaign itself. The album, “Aman ki Asha” is a beautiful bouquet of handpicked songs sung by famous artists from India and Pakistan.The collection consists of ghazals, thumris, sufi, qawwalis and classical music. Mentioned against the list of songs are very popular names like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Abida Parveen, Mehdi Hassan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Hariharan and others who are at the very epitome of their genre.Most of the songs are signature marks by their masters and are like rare gems crafted with precision. They seem to take us to an entirely different world where human emotions hold the centerstage. They convey a strong message that if your heart is filled with music there is little place left for hatred and grudges.
Nazar dhunde kyun tujhe hi bar-bar
Kyun hai ye sarhadein darmiyan
kyun hai ye faasle darmiyan…
Kyun hai nafrate jang har jagah??
Mita do duuriyan hai jo Darmiyan..Yun to waqt lauta na laut k aaega
Mana ki jo hua use koi bhula na paega..
par inhe yad karke bhi koi kya paega
Jab bhi yad Karega
Khud ko tanha paega…Nafrato se na miti hai
Aur na mitegi ye Duuriyan
Ye jo har dum hum nikaalege Khamiya..Bhul k saari yaadein
Kyu na kare kuch nae waade
Jode dil k dil se dhage..
Ab ek nae Rishte k sath chale AAge..