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 “Yuun Wo Zulmat Se Raha Dast O Garaibaan Yaaro” (Urdu: یوں وہ ظلمت سے رہا دست و گریباں یارو) a beautiful Urdu Ghazal (غزل) by Habib Jalib. He dedicates this Ghazal to Sahir Ludhianvi, a famous Urdu poet. You may disagree, as I do, with many of his views but you will, for sure, like his poetry.