Awami Workers Party – claiming to be a ‘party of workers, peasants, women, students and marginalized groups fighting for a democratic and socialist society’ – has recently launched an initiative to build a political school of sorts whose agenda will act as a modern alternative to Pakistan’s age-old curriculum. Focusing on a radicalized concept of ‘dismantling systems of oppression’, this school hopes to target the root of issues plaguing society so that, eventually, more effective solutions may be designed.
Political School: @AwamiWorkers Dismantling systems of oppression & Building an alternative @alia_amirali & @AasimSajjadA @ismatshahjehan @Tooba_Sd & @AmmarRashidT Registration Mandatory Starting Today 5:00pm – Sept 2nd Islamabad Lets find Solutions Come and Learn Together! pic.twitter.com/Cx5xQfyudE
— Freeha – Kefaya War (@FreehaShaukat) August 31, 2018
By ‘building an alternative for the 21st century’, the party means to help explore leading societal, structural, and idealistic systems in the world. This event has been organized so that skilled academic speakers and political workers may enlighten the public as to the kind of economic and social structures that are governing their lives – and how today’s youth can involve itself in the organization of these structures.
— Minahil Mehdi (@minahil_mehdi) August 30, 2018
Socialist Ammar Rashid will be one of the speakers at the school. A teacher, political worker, researcher, and musician, he is particularly interested in exploring Pakistan and its ‘political economy’. The school is certainly not lacking in diversity – it has promised a range of speakers uniquely qualified in their own rights who will be interacting freely with the attendees.
The initiative sounds like a profitable one. Considering the inequalities, corruption, and overall discrepancies that plague our society, leading to widespread discontent, this political school could very well bring about a difference through in-depth discussion. However, there is a need to make sure implementation and active involvement by the public remain a prominent part of the upcoming agenda.
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