Published on 14 Sep 2015 | about 1 year ago
The Armed Forces Band came was formed in 1947. The band is combining the traditions of the armed forces of the British Empire and the national heritage in their music. Band contingents of Armed Forces are playing their vibrant tunes of National Anthem and classical music, national folk melodies and songs.
Armed Forces band has been directly involved in armed conflicts in 1965 and 1971. Pakistan's military musicians contribute to the peaceful coexistence of nations through participating in various festivals and commemorative events.
The band is proud to be performed during the visits of the heads of different states, heads of governments, as well as the chairmen of the committees and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Pakistan.
Head of the delegation – Brigadier Hamid Ali Khan
Brigadier Hamid Ali Khan – head of the Administration Joint Staff Headquarters, Pakistan. Hamid Ali Khan in the army since 1987 and has long cooperated with the band of the Armed Forces at various events both domestically and abroad. He coordinates the participation of the band in national and international ceremonials at the highest level, for example, a guard of honor for foreign delegations of heads of state. Hamid Ali Khan – an excellent musician, and for impeccable service he was awarded a number of state awards.
Conductor – Major Ghulam Ali
Major Ghulam Ali was born in 1967 at Chakwal, Pakistan. He carries rich experience in the field of music as a Conductor. He has been part of Brass Band for eight years while has been associated with Pakistan Army Band for last 24 years. He has travelled extensively to perform at international avenues, which include China, Brunei Dar-u-Salam, Malaysia, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Dubai.
He has been conferred with various awards by the President of Pakistan, the Chairman Joint Chiefs Staff Committee of the Armed Forces and the Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army for his meritorious services in the field of music.