Laal, a band known for its leftist revolutionary songs and grassroots activism, will travel to Kabul on Monday, to support the freedom of the people of Afghanistan from the twin menace of imperialism and Taliban.
They have been invited by the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan for a conference of left-wing activists of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Solidarity Party was itself recently banned for holding a protest to bring justice to alleged Afghan war criminals.
Although a few other bands have also travelled and performed in Afghanistan, Laal’s trip may have a greater political impact because it is meant to build links of solidarity between the progressive people of Pakistan and Afghanistan and inspire the youth with revolutionary songs and performances.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 23rd, 2013.
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