Habib Jalib

(24 March 1928 - 12 March 1993 / Hoshiarpur, Punjab / British India)

What Does Pakistan Mean? - Poem by Habib Jalib

Bread, clothes and medicine
A little house to live in
Free education, as may right be seen
A Muslim, I, too, have always been
What does Pakistan mean
There is no God, but God, The Rab-al-alameen

For American alms do not bray
Do not, the people, laugh away
With the democratic struggle do not play
Hold on to freedom, do not cave in
What does Pakistan mean
There is no God...

Confiscate the fields from the landowners
Take away the mills from the robbers
Redeem the country from its dark hours
Off with the lordly vermin
What does Pakistan mean
There is no God...

Sind, Baluchistan and Frontier
These three are to Panjab most dear
And Bengal lends them splendour
Anguished should not be their mien
What does Pakistan mean
There is no God...

This, then, is the basic thing
For the people, let freedom’s bell ring
From the rope, let the plunderer swing
Truly they speak, who the truth have seen
What does Pakistan mean
There is no God, but Allah...

[Translation of Urdu Poem 'Pakistan Ka Matlab Kya?']


Comments about What Does Pakistan Mean? by Habib Jalib

  • (3/16/2012 4:08:00 AM)


    The true feeling of a Pakistan citizen!
    How long could you suffer,
    under rules of Marshall,
    of Army and dictators
    unidentifiable,
    who loot the country,
    to buy the properties,
    far and safe,
    leaving our estranged siblings,
    in danger and confusion.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, March 16, 2012


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