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Yeh Hum Naheen (This is Not Us)

By missmoti86
 

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"Yeh Hum Naheen," the song: www.youtube.com

The singers:
Haroon - en.wikipedia.org)
Hadiqa Kiyani - en.wikipedia.org
Ali Haider - en.wikipedia.org
Shafqat Amanat Ali - en.wikipedia.org
Ali Zafar - en.wikipedia.org
Strings - en.wikipedia.org)
Shuja Haider - composer and producer of the song. Ironically, there's no wiki page for him. Who would have thought? Wiki also says Deeyah is in the video when clearly she isn't (good eye, Toodles!). Wow, wiki is such an unreliable source. : P

I've heard this song last summer a lot when I was in Pakistan, but I wasn't sure what it was for. I usually just heard bits and pieces of it. Anyway, I was reading a Pakistani newspaper article and saw that that song was really to introduce a petition that asked Pakistanis to show that they are against terrorism.

According to the article www.youtube.com), in just four weeks, a third of the Pakistani population signed the petition. The number of people who signed this petition surpassed the amount of people who voted in the last Pakistani election... which may or may not be a good thing.

I really like the one quote in the article by Waseem Mahmood, who founded the campaign. He said, ?the power to stop all this happening lies with the people. The government and foreign powers really can?t do anything about it. This is about giving people a common platform to fight terrorism.?

Here's their website for more information: www.yehhumnaheen.org

I'm not sure if many of you already heard about it or not. It's highly possible since whenever I'm in school, I'm usually out of touch with current events. Either way, it's kinda nice to see this side of Pakistan... very cool. I'm interested in seeing where this goes. Hopefully it doesn't just end after the signatures.

 
   Comments: 25     Raters: 4     October 11, 2008 at 4:25pm         
 

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missmoti86 (October 17, 2008 at 11:14am)
I wonder how often it gets used, whether their complaints are related to serious problems with the country or more related to local things like the power going off, and whether or not they, the Cabinet, actually listen to the complaints.
 
missmoti86 (October 17, 2008 at 11:11am)
lol but it's trueee! :P
 
Jilanis (October 16, 2008 at 10:23am)
lol "complaint cell" in pak! now that's funny! ;)
 
missmoti86 (October 13, 2008 at 1:55pm)
Did you know various parts of Pakistan had a complaint cell? That means the public could electronically submit complaints to the Cabinet. They have one member of the Ministry there from 9am-5pm to attend to the complaint cell. That's pretty cool. If only, the US had something like that. Hmm...
 
Jilanis (October 13, 2008 at 7:40am)
u look great too Hayaa! ;)
 
missmoti86 (October 13, 2008 at 12:25am)
Aww, thanks. That's really nice of you to say! :D
 
missmoti86 (October 12, 2008 at 2:56pm)
Thanks, Hayaah. I hope so, too. :)
 
missmoti86 (October 12, 2008 at 11:34am)
... or maybe wiki is wrong! omgosh. blasphemy. :P
 
missmoti86 (October 12, 2008 at 11:26am)
Toodledoo: That's what I was wondering! lol I'm like I only see one girl in the video, but they listed her. Maybe she just sings in it? *shrugs*

Jilanis: thanks :)
 
Jilanis (October 12, 2008 at 9:34am)
Well done Pearl...!
glad to see you back! ;)
 
toodledoo (October 12, 2008 at 9:19am)
deeyah isn't in the video... I only see Hadiqa :P
 
NaseebSucksAss (October 11, 2008 at 6:44pm)
thanks Miss Ms. :)
 
missmoti86 (October 11, 2008 at 6:43pm)
Khoyaraaz: hi, yeah. no problem. anywho, have fun!
 
NaseebSucksAss (October 11, 2008 at 6:36pm)
hey Nunya - really cool stats! Thanks for posting! :)

gtg, out ... with friends .. ooOOooooo ..
 
missmoti86 (October 11, 2008 at 6:35pm)
Meet_rayhan: Yay, so your alert works that means! Woo hoo. : )

Yeah, so far it's a petition, but I mean with all the publicity that it has gotten, let's hope it brings about some kind of change. It's good to see a huge population (~63 million) of Pakistanis are united for some kind of cause... specifically one with a positive image. :)
 
meet_Rayhan (October 11, 2008 at 6:20pm)
MM: Great to see your journal again... thanks for sharing.. hope this message conveys to all world but more important is the people who r involve in such acts and understand that Islam is religion of peace.
 
raid (October 11, 2008 at 5:54pm)
Haha..you know me too well.
 
missmoti86 (October 11, 2008 at 5:53pm)
Jamal: no problem! What you said is sooooo true. Music can be pretty powerful. : )

Raid: I KNEW that's why you asked me who the singers were. lol jk... kinda. : P
 
raid (October 11, 2008 at 5:49pm)
Thanks for the info. Out of those singers, the only one i really listen to (and recognize) is Strings. Shafqat Amanat Ali also has that one really good song (can't remember the name).

Dunno who the female singer in the video is but she's gorgeous.
 
Jamal73 (October 11, 2008 at 5:40pm)
I have a serious crush on Deeyah. :)

People highly under estimate the power of music. This is like the "we are the world" and "self destruction" campaigns of the past.

Thanks for sharing!! The music is beautiful.