The release date of Shehzad Rafique's most ambitious project Salute was announced on 6th January 2016 (on the 2nd death anniversary of shaheed Aitzaz Hasan). Salute will release on 23rd March 2016 worldwide.
Salute is a Cinetainment Production and will be distributed by Distribution Club. Shahzad Rafique is one of the ace directors of Pakistan film industry. Besides representing Pakistan at various international film festivals, Rafique has a number of blockbusters to his credit, such as Ghunghat, Salakhain, Nikah, Mohabbatan Sachiyan, and Ishq Khuda. Talking on the occasion Shehzad Rafique said,
"Its quite an emotional moment for me. Making a biographical film for the first time and that too on Aitzaz Hasan, it was an emotionally draining experience. We had the responsibility of showing this journey its truest form and telling the world how our children are part of sacrifice for global peace."
This is what General Raheel Sharif had to say;
Shedding more light on the shooting experience Shehzad Rafique said
"It was very tough to shoot. We wrapped up the last schedule in Dubai few weeks ago. But filming in Hangu , Kotli , and Azad Kashmir was equally challenging. But thanks to Almighty Allah who gave us succcess."