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Pakistani artistes rap for India-Pakistan peace

Amidst political and military tensions between India and Pakistan,  siblings from Pakistan have sung for cross-border peace in a unique initiative that has got enthusiastic social media response in both countries.  .  
Apr 10, 2019
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Amidst political and military tensions between India and Pakistan,  siblings from Pakistan have sung for cross-border peace in a unique initiative that has got enthusiastic social media response in both countries.  .
 
Bushra Ansari has teamed up with sisters Asma Abbas and Neelum Ahmad Bashir for the track "Humsaye maa jaye", a rap number which talks about unnecessary divisions between the neighbouring countries. Asma and Bushra perform the track and Neelum has written it, Dawn newspaper and online reported.
 
Bushra and Asma play Indian and Pakistani neighbours respectively, who are kept apart not just by a wall but the animosity between the two countries.
 
In their lyrics, they talk about how the average Pakistani and Indian wants peace but it is the politics and war-mongering that keeps them apart.
 
This is the first video that has been uploaded on Bushra's YouTube account.
 
They have described their release as "a music video that goes beyond war and borders to the hearts of people living so close, and yet so far away."
 
According to Samaa TV, Bushra shared in a recent BBC interview that people from both countries have shown immense love for the song. "My inbox is filled with viewer feedbacks who say the song is the voice of their soul," she said.
 

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