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Mazdoor Kissan Party

The merger of three leftist parties into the Mazdoor Kissan Party is discussed in the context of a brief history of Pakistan's left since independence. The contemporary political challenges and the debates about organising left politics in such a context are flagged.

Laal Kabul Diary

Known for its revolutionary songs and radical politics, Laal a Pakistani music band toured Kabul in June 2013, on the invitation of the left-wing Solidarity Party of Afghanistan. In his diary Taimur Rehman, its lead vocalist, recounts the horror of seeing the city underthe North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) occupation, the hostile attitude of the Afghans towards Pakistanis, and his surprise at the thriving rock music scene in small enclaves in the city.
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