Urainge By Ali Zafar - Tribute to APS Peshawar Attack Victims

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Ali Zafar brings to eyes and ears of all the Pakistanis not a music video but a sign of hope, a longing, a dream of a country where trust and love prevails above fear; a place where the wicked are banished from and the degenerates of the society are expelled. The track brings to the screen many of the renowned faces united to condemn the loathsome act of Peshawar and to pay their heartfelt tribute to each and every life lost on that dreadful day. Praying to Allah Almighty that our rebirth from ashes is in a new light of harmony and serenity.

Song Credits:

  • In remembrance of 145 lost lives, including 132 schoolchildren ranging between eight and eighteen years of age on 16 December 2014. 9 gunmen affiliated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP) conducted this terrorist attack on the Army Public School in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar.
  • Special Thanks to: Anwar Maqsood, Ali Azmat, Aamna Sheikh, Ali Kazmi, Ahsan Khan, Asad Ahmed, Aijaz Aslam, Behroze Sabzwari, Bushra Ansari, Bilal Lashari, Fawad Khan, Fahad Mustafa, Freiha Pervez, Gohar Mumtaz, Humayun Saeed, Hadiqa Kiani, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malik, Haroon Rashid, Imran Abbas, Javed Sheikh, Junaid Khan, Junaid Younus, Mohd. Ali Sheiky, Marina Khan, Mahira Khan, Meesha Shafi, Mehreen Raheel, Mehwish Hayat, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Mohib Mirza, Sahira Kazmi, Sajid Hassan, Sajjad Ali, Shehzad Roy, Shoaib Malik, Sanam Saeed, Saba Qamar, Ayesha Fazli, Faisal Qureshi, Bilal Khan, Abdullah Haris, Danyal Zafar, Mukhtar Ali Awan, Muhammad Husnain Mehmood, Adnan Ayub, Sabeeh Khan, Asad / Ali @ STG, Sarfraz Niazi @ JBNJAWS, Ammara Hikmat @ ENCYCLOMEDIA PR, Nabila & Team @ N-PRO
  • Video Conceived & Produced by: Ali Zafar
  • Song Written/Composed/Sung/Arranged/Mixed by: Ali Zafar
  • Flute/Orchestral Arrangement by: Baqir Abbas
  • Programmed by: Badshah
  • Electric Guitar: Asad Ahmed
  • Acoustic Guitar: Danyal Zafar
  • Directed by: Abdullah Haris & Bilal Khan
  • DOP: Saif & Sabeeh Khan
  • Edited by: Mukhtar Ali Awan & Abdullah Haris
  • VFX (ROTO): Adnan Ayub
  • Post: 12Gates


haan thoray say bikhray hoay hain
haaray nahin hum
yeh behray muzamat ki teray maray nahin hum
haan zinda hain hum chahay ankhein hain num
sahay gay nahin ab hum koi sitam
jahan ko dekha dain gay kon hain hum
humein maoon kay ansoon ki qasam

urainge us aasman mein
rahainge aisay jahaan mein;
jahaan dard ka koi maara na ho
akaila na ho be-sahaara na ho
koi maa say bichara dulaara no ho
siva ishq kay koi chaara na ho

khili si wahan nikli ho dhoop
nikhra hoa hur soo ho roop
gum ho jaey tareekian
aoo chalein mil kay wahan

urainge us aasman mein
rahainge aisay jahaan mein;
jahaan dard ka koi maara na ho
akaila na ho be-sahaara na ho
koi maa say bichara dulaara no ho
siva ishq kay koi chaara na ho

Message from Ali Zafar:

Dear All, For years, you have seen me sing, dance, act and perform to entertain you.

My gratitude for your love, appreciation and admiration, can never be expressed through words. Therefore i chose music.

I have always believed that an artist should be more than a tool for his art to resonate through. He must also resonate the voice of his surroundings by being socially aware and strive to contribute to his environment for the better in whatever little or large manner that he decides for himself.

Although i have been keenly contributing towards various social causes, I always chose not to personally highlight them, until last year.

The reason behind this shift was conscious. I thought it was time to not just do more but also to motivate and inspire others to do more. I believed that we had no other choice left.

Through decades we have witnessed our society degenerate because of various socio-political reasons. If we don’t make and take a stand now, and continue to rely on others to do it for us, we will never attain, retain or sustain the status of a homeland we aspire for.

A progressive, peaceful, tolerant and positive Pakistan where the highest value would not just be to safeguard a human life but also that of an animal’s. Where the three pillars defined by our Quaid - Unity, faith and discipline won’t just be concepts in our textbook but would become our second nature. Where, as guided by the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h), people would be judged for their superiority on others through their piety, honesty, and sincerity and not their assets. Gone are the times, to remain in denial. We must own and recognise our mistakes in order to rectify them and act fast to redefine ourselves and our true calling.

We are a resilient nation who has made it through the toughest of times and battles as we shall now. Let’s rise and play our part in creating a better future for all of us and our future generations.

What we went through on the the day of 16/12 cannot be described in words. If not for ourselves, let us rise together for those children who gave their lives for our awakening. Let’s stand united for them and for our own children. Let’s look into their eyes and decide what we intend to leave behind for them.

I have travelled the world, seen it all. There is no better joy than giving. No better feeling than the feeling you get when you look beyond your personal and professional gains and aspirations and take a step towards something bigger and higher than yourself . So Let’s start giving. And let’s do it together!

Personally, I have collaborated with a leading Pakistani educational non-profit organisation, The Citizens Foundation (TCF) and httpa//141schools.org/:::141schools.org (141 SCHOOLS), a new citizen web movement. Together, they are building 141 schools across Pakistan. Each school will be dedicated to the children and teachers who lost their lives in attack on the 16th of December 2014. All proceeds from the downloads of the song will go towards building schools for the children of Pakistan and ensuring a bright future.

So, here’s your chance to play your part by responsibly downloading the song only through the links below. Please DO NOT download free pirated mp3s available online.


You can also donate towards building a school by visiting


I aspire to build at least one school which would cost around 20.7 million pkr. Help me do it.

And to sign off, i am deeply indebted to all the artists, who came and participated in the video. After I recorded the song, I thought about how I could take it beyond just a personal expression. I started calling my friends, acquaintances and colleagues from the industry, old veterans and upcoming stars, shared my thought of coming together for a cause greater than all of us and the response I met with further strengthened my belief…… that…Pakistan WILL rise !!!


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