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Pakistan has a rich and diverse tradition of poetry that includes Urdu poetry, English language poetry, Sindhi poetry, Pashto poetry, Punjabi poetry, Saraiki poetry, Baluchi poetry, and Kashmiri poetry. Sufi poetry has a strong tradition in Pakistan and the poetry of popular Sufi poets is often recited and sung.

Persian poetry is still common in Pakistan as a literary vehicle because of the centuries of Persian influence on the region. Many sufi poets wrote their Kalam in Persian. Pakistan's national poet Allama Mohammad Iqbal also wrote many volumes of poetry in Persian.

Poetry is widely read across Pakistan. Gatherings for the recitations of poetry known as Mushaira frequently take place. Verses of popular poets are also used as political slogans by political activists. The national poet of Pakistan is Muhammad Iqbal.

Poets by languageEdit

Urdu poetry Edit

Main article: Urdu poetry

English poetry Edit

Main article: List of Pakistani poets writing in English

Punjabi poetry Edit

Saraiki poetry Edit

Sindhi poetry Edit

Pashto poetry Edit

Baluchi poetry Edit

See alsoEdit

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