Iftikhar Hussain Arif, Pride of Performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Urdu: افتخار حسین عارف) commonly known as Iftikhar Arif (افتخار عارف) (b. March 21, 1943 Lucknow) is an Urdu poet, scholar and littérateur from Pakistan. His style is romantic Urdu poetry. He has headed Academy Adbiyat, the Pakistan Academy of Letters and Muqtadra Quami Zaban, the National Language Authority.
He has been decorated with Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Presidential Pride of Performance, highest literary awards by Government of Pakistan.
This time I am goin to present here "Gali Kuchoon Main Hangama Bapa Karna Parayga" (Urdu: گلی کوچوں میں ہنگامہ بپا کرنا پڑے گا) a beautiful Urdu Ghazal (غزل) by Iftikhar Arif. I am sure you will like it.