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Sunday, November 07, 2010


by Salman Ahmad with Peter Gabriel‬

Pakistani rock band Junoon's founder Salman Ahmad has composed and recorded this special song for Pakistan Flood relief called "Open Your Eyes". The intention is for "Open Your Eyes" to help bring focus on Pakistan's plight and the urgent need to rebuild lives ravaged by the unrelenting floods. Donations for Pakistan flood relief can be made through Salman and Samina Global Wellness initiative.