Pakistani rock star Salman Ahmad penning song for flood victims

London, Aug 17 (ANI): Pakistani rock artist and 'Junoon' band member Salman Ahmad is writing a new song for the people affected by floods in Pakistan.

The song titled 'Khwab' (dream) is due to be ready shortly and Ahmad hopes to record it with Pakistani and Western artists. He said that it was important to let young Pakistanis know that the world cared for them in their hour of need.

With the song, Ahmad is hoping to raise funds for the country's flood disaster.

The official UN aid appeal has raised only a quarter of its 459 million dollar aid.

Ahmad said that his music is a part of a cultural battle against Muslim extremism. He said he was concerned that disillusioned young Pakistanis might turn to violence in the future.

He said that he realized people in the West were hesitant about helping, asking why they should care for a country associated with extremism.

"But there are 100 million-plus young people under the age of 25 who can go two possible ways into the future," The BBC quoted him as saying. (ANI)

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