Author: Pervez Hoodbhoy

PERVEZ HOODBHOY teaches at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad.

Can The Left Become Relevant To Islamic Pakistan?

The left has always been a marginal actor on Pakistan’s national scene. While this bald truth must be told, in no way do I wish to belittle the enormous sacrifices made by numerous progressive individuals, as well as small groups. They unionized industrial and railway workers, helped peasants organize against powerful landlords, inspired Pakistan’s minority provinces to demand their rights, set standards of writing and journalism, etc.