Harris Khalique

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Harris Khalique
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Born (1966-10-20)October 20, 1966
Citizenship Pakistan
Known for Poetry

Harris Khalique (Urdu: حارث خلیق) (born 20 October 1966) is a poet, writer, and civil society leader, based in Pakistan. He has written in both Urdu and English. He has eight collections of verse and a book of creative non-fiction behind him. Some of his Urdu and English poems with German translation are available online.

Early life[edit]

Harris Khalique was born in Karachi, Pakistan, on 20 October 1966 to a writer-filmmaker father, Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, and a writer-teacher mother, Hamra Khalique[citation needed]. He attended Public School Karachi Cantt., D.J. Sindh Government Science College and N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology in Karachi[citation needed]. He did MA from London School of Economics and Political Science,[1] London, UK.

He lived, worked and studied in Europe[citation needed] for some time before settling down in Islamabad in 2001[citation needed].


His recent collection of Urdu poetry, Ishq Ki Taqveem Mein (Urdu) was well received, winning the ‘UBL Literary Excellence Award 2013’ in the category of Urdu poetry.[citation needed]. In 2004, he published collection of English poetry, Between You and Your Love, which was revised in 2014.

Harris Khalique’s interests straddle South Asian politics, human rights and international development[citation needed]. He has contributed to newspapers and magazines in Pakistan and abroad for more than 25 years with a weekly column in The News International for eight years[citation needed].

Harris is the Team leader of Development Alternative Inc. (DAI), a consultant firm.[2]

Poetry collections[edit]


Anthologies where some work appeared[edit]