Pakistan has a rich and diverse tradition of poetry that includes Urdu poetryEnglish poetry, Sindhi poetryPashto poetryPunjabi poetrySaraiki poetry, Baluchi poetry, and Kashmiri poetrySufi poetry has a strong tradition in Pakistan and the poetry of popular Sufipoets 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.Shrines of many sufi poets are present in Pakistan's different provinces.Shrines of Sachal sarmast(Daraza) and Shah Abdul Latif(Bhit Shah) are present in {sindh}.Bulhe Shah and Waris Shah in {Punjab}.Jam wark and Mast Tawakkali, Gul Khan Naseer in {Balochistan} are famous sufi poets whom shrines are present in different regions of Pakistan.