AN OVERVIEW OF HABIB JALIB CONTRIBUTION IN THE POLITICS OF PAKISTAN UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF KHAN ABDUL WALI KHAN

Abstract

Habib Jalib, a renowned revolutionary poet, who always supported political and democratic movements in Pakistan. A diehard political figure who challenged the might and majesty of tyrant dictators and alleged democratic usurpers when they were in power. Habib Jalib joined National Awami Party (NAP) in 1956 and remain loyal to his party all his life. Jalib as a political activist worked under the leadership of Khan Abdul Wali Khan. Both personalitiesstruggled together for many years in the restoration of true democracyand getting equal rights for supressed ethnic nations in Pakistan. Unlike their contemporary politicians and poets, wali Khan and Jalib never compromised to their ideals which they recommended for themselves. This study will highlight the role of Habib Jalib in Pakistan‘s politics and also point out hisassociation with Wali Khan for the restoration of democracy in Pakistan.

Naseebullah, Abdul Qadar Khan, Adil Zaman