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Habib Jalib – Mainay Uss Say Yeh Kaha – Laal band

Posted by Alta on March 19, 2009

“Main Nay Kaha” is a satirical poem by the famous leftist poet Habib Jalib called “Musheer” (Advisor). Jalib wrote it in response to a conversation he had with Hafiz Jalandari during the time of Ayub Khan’s dictatorship. It remains just as fresh and valid today.

Translation:

I said this to him
These hundred million
Are the epitome of ignorance
Their conscience has gone to sleep
Every ray of hope
Is lost in the darkness
This news is true
They are the living dead
Completely mindless
A disease of life
And you hold in your hands
The cure for their ills

You are the light of God
Wisdom and knowledge personified
The nation is with you
It is only through your grace
That the nation can be saved
You are the light of a new morning
After you there is only night
The few who speak out
Are all mischief makers
You should tear out their tongues
You should throttle their throats

Those proud of their eloquence
Their tongues are completely silent
There is calm in the land
There is an unexampled difference
Between yesterday and today
Only at their own expense
Are people in prison, under your rule

China
China is our friend
We’d give our lives for her
But the system that they have
Steer well clear of that
From far away say “salaam”
These hundred million asses
That are named the masses
Could surely never become rulers
You are the truth; they’re an illusion
My prayer is that
You remain President forever


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2 Responses to “Habib Jalib – Mainay Uss Say Yeh Kaha – Laal band”

  1. Alta said

    I just hope that we have had enough of our sleep (on the world sleep day too) That we have seen our power,the time for change is here,but deep down i know nothing will change,things will be back to normal and we will go back to sleep.

    Our conscience is dead,we are the living dead.

    Whats next,i hope the people come out on the streets again,this time against the drone attacks,the nation needs to stand and fight for the freedom as these drone attacks question our sovereignty and it is about our freedom.

  2. saleem ali said

    Nothing will change in this country,people will keep die bas aur kuch nahi

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