ISLAMABAD: Today is the 20th death anniversary of well-known revolutionary poet Habib Jalib.
Jalib always supported democracy and did not let go of any chance to criticize martial laws and authoritarian rule.
One of his most read poem ‘Dastoor’ was written when he was in prison during Ayub Khan’s martial law era.
Jalib was born on 24 March 1928 in a nearby village of Hoshiarpur and he died on 12 March 1933.
Sir e Maqtal, Kulyaat e Habib Jalib, Zikr Behte Khoon Ka and Gumbad e Bedar are some of his famous collections.