19th death anniversary of Habib Jalib observed

ISLAMABAD: The 19th death anniversary of renowned revolutionary poet Habib Jalib is being observed today.

Habib Jalib was born on March 24, 1928 as Habib Ahmad in a village near Hoshiarpur, British India and died on March 12, 1993.

Renowned as a revolutionary poet, Jalib was a staunch democrat who opposed martial law, 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.