Written and composed by Rehman Faris, the song, performed and produced by Zafar, sees him laud the hard work, dedication, and brave spirit of our labor workers, who are undergoing extreme industrial problems during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hum Mazdoor is a feast of the workers who contribute to the making of Pakistan from field to field, desk to desk, hand in hand. The music video also highlights the role of female workers in the country’s economic growth.
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With Hum Mazdoor, Zafar takes a jibe at the technologically equipped humans, who rant about the most insignificant things on social media while sitting in their air-conditioned rooms, but cannot imagine the benevolence of hardships faced by these laborers daily.
The singer then asks the nation to unite and pay respect to these laborers, who,
he calls “our unsung heroes that don’t even get the admiration and wages they deserve.”
Zafar also reinstates that most of our labor workforce lacks a life of dignity and basic standards of living. Hence, he asks those in authority to stop exploiting them. He also sheds light on the hardships this already neglected and impoverished group may have faced amid the pandemic. At the same time, it became difficult for even the common man to earn a basic living.