Habib Jalib (Urdu: حبیب جالب) (Real name: Habib Ahmad) (Urdu: حبیب احمد) was a Pakistani revolutionary Urdu poet, left-wing activist and politician who opposed martial law, authoritarianism and state oppression.
Jalib was a Marxist-Leninist and aspired to the ideals of Communism. He was a member of the Communist Party of Pakistan; later when the Communist Party was banned and started working under the banner of National Awami Party (NAP), he joined the NAP. His views led to imprisonment.
His poetry shows that, being a communist, he was pro Russia and China. He wrote many poems and Ghazal against USA and in many of his poems he even mentioned Ronald Reagan, the than president of USA, and showed his dislike to him.
In the following enjoy reading “Pichlay Dinoon Jo Balwanoon Ne Yahan Qayamat Dahayi” (Urdu: پچھلے دنوں جو بلوانوں نے یہاں قیامت ڈھائی) a beautiful Urdu Ghazal (غزل) by Habib Jalib. He remembers Shah Abul Lateef Bhatayi, the famous Sufi Saint, and titles the Ghazal as "Bayad-e-Shah Abdul Lateef Bhatayi" (Urdu: بیاد شاہ عبد اللطیف بھٹائی) (English: In the Memory of Shah Abdul Lateef Bhatayi). I hope you will like the Ghazal.