Is Shehr-e Khrabi Main Gham-e Ishq K Mare
Zinda Hain Yehi Baat Bari Baat Hai Pyare
Hasrat Hai Koi Ghuncha Hmain Pyar Se Dekhe
Arman Hain Koi Phol Hmain Dil Se Pukare
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Us Sitam Gar Ki Haqeeqat Ham Pey Zahar Ho Gayi
Khatam Khush Fahmi Ki Manzil Ka Safar Bhi Go Gaya
Zulm Ke Hote Aman Kahan Mumkin Yaaro
Isay Mita Kar Jag Mein Aman Bahaal Karo
Un Ke Anay Ke Baad Bhi Jalib
Dair Tak Un Ka Intezaar Raha
Pa Sakey Gey Na Umar Bhar Jis Ko
Justaju Aaj Bhi Usi Ki Hai
Na Teri Yaad Na Dunya Ka Gham Na Apna Khayal
Ajeeb Sorat E Haal Ho Gayi Payare
Jin Ki Khatir Shehr Bhi Chora Jin Ke Liye Badnam Hoye
Aaj Wohi Ham Se Begane Begane Se Rehty Hain
Chor Is Baat Ko Aey Dost Ke Tujh Se Pehle
Ham Ne Kis Kis Ko Khayalon Mein Basaye Rakha
Habib Jalib is a well known revolutionary poet from Pakistan. He was born on 24 March 1928 in Hoshiarpur, India and came to Pakistan after partition. His real name was Habib Ahmad and Jalib was his pen name.
He was a creative writer and worked as proofreader in Daily Imroze. Most of his popular poetry revolves around the socio-political issues of the society. His emotional recitation style of poetry really captured the audience and helped him deliver his message to the masses. He was against the dictatorship and in Ayub Khan regime wrote one of his popular poem “Main Nahi Manta”. During Zia-ul-Haq’s martial law he wrote a poem “Zulmat Ko Zia” in which he describes Zia as symbol darkness. He was jailed multiple times because of his outspoken views against the martial-law.
Some of his notable books are Sir-e-Maqtal, Gumbad-e-Bedar, Ehad-e-Sitam, Kulyaat e Habib Jalib, Zikr Behte Khoon Ka, Goshay Main Qafas K, Harf-e-Haqq and Harf-e-Sar-e-Daar.
He was awarded the highest civil award of Pakistan “Nishan-e-Imtiyaz” on March 23 2009 posthumously. He passed away in Lahore, Pakistan on 12 March 1993 and is buried in Shah Fareed Graveyard in Lahore.