Anniversary: Habib Jalib’s 20th death anniversary on Wednesday

Islamabad: The 20th death anniversary of renowned revolutionary poet Habib Jalib will be observed tomorrow on Wednesday March 12. Habib Jalib was born on March 24‚ 1928 as Habib Ahmad in a village near Hoshiarpur in British India and died on March 12‚ 1993.

Jalib was a staunch democrat who opposed martial laws‚ authoritarianism and state oppression. He wrote his legendary poem “Dastoor” during imprisonment in martial law regime of Ayub Khan. His famous collections include Sir-e-Maqtal‚ Zikr Behte Khoon Ka‚ Gumbad-e-Bedar and Kulyaat-e-Habib Jalib.

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