Culture:(Lok Virsa to pay tribute to Habib Jalib on March 16)

Islamabad: A literary session titled ‘Muzakra’ would be held in Islamabad at Faiz Heritage Library of National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) on March 16 to pay tribute to revolutionary poet Habib Jalib.

The Research and Publication department of Lok Virsa will conduct interactive literary sessions.

Renowned writers and scholars including Iftikhar Arif and Tahir Jalib will speak on topic “Habib Jalib and the Power of Poetry”.

The speakers will pay tribute to revolutionary poet Habib Jalib in their copies.

Habib Jalib was a big name in the Urdu poetry.

His work besides affecting the modern poetry of the language also had a very positive and construction impact on the poetry of other languages.

He was a progressive writer and soon started to grab the audience with his enthusiastic recitation of poetry.

The poetry of Habib Jalib can be divided into two parts first comprises ghazals composed during the period when Jalib had chosen to keep a somewhat low profile. He died on March 12, 1993 at the age of 65 years.

Many prominent writers, poets and intellectuals would be participating in the event.