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Tujh ko kitnon ka lahu chahiye ae arz-e-watan….


Elections 2013 to be held on May 11th are a week away. We all wait for a new beginning for our beloved Pakistan…..but everyday innocent people continue to lose lives at the hands of militant forces, and the upcoming elections promise to be a time of more bloodshed. I hope our worst fears are proven wrong.

Did Faiz write this for us? For Pakistan today?

Tujh ko kitno(n) ka lahu chahiye ae arz-e-watan
jo teray aariz-e-bayrung ko gulnaar kare(n)
kitnee aahoo(n) say kalejaa tera thunda ho gaa
kitnay aansoo teray sehraao(n) ko gulzaar kare(n)

Teray aewaano(n) mei(n) purzay huay payma(n) kitnay
kitnay waaday jo na aasoodaa-e-iqraar huay
kitnee aankhoo(n) ko nazar khaa gaeey bud-khwaho(n) kee
khwab kitnay teree shehrahoo(n) mei(n) sungsaar huay

bilaa-kashaan-e-muhabbat pe jo huaa so huaa
jo mujh pe guzri mut us say kaho, huaa so huaa
mabada ho koee zalim tera garebaa(n) geer
lahu kay daagh to daman say dho, huaa so huaa

hum to majboor-e-wafa hei(n) mugar ae jaan-e-jahaa(n)
apnay ushshaaq say aysay bhee koee  karta hai
teree mehfil ko Khuda rakhay abad tak qaaim
hum to mehmaa(n) hei(n) gharee bhar kay hamara kya hai

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About FarahnazZahidi

Journalist, writer, blogger & activist. Currently working for The Express Tribune. Focus on human rights, health, gender, peace & Islam. Idealist. Wannabe photographer. Chaai, traveling, reading, friends and motherhood.

6 responses »

  1. never been a faiz fan as in “Fan Fan”. but liked this one may be because i can relate with it. i totally am nobody to advise anyone but would it not be great if it was written in Urdu font too. I can type it in Urdu for you if you want.

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  2. “hum to majboor-e-wafa hei(n) mugar ae jaan-e-jahaa(n)
    apnay ushshaaq say aysay bhee koee karta hai
    teree mehfil ko Khuda rakhay abad tak qaaim
    hum to mehmaa(n) hei(n) gharee bhar kay hamara kya hai”

    Wah!

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  3. Indeed very soul rendering. Qalb-o-jaan-e-rooh parwar hai koi guftugu..!!

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  4. Wah, Comrade wah,
    Laal Inqlab Zindabad

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