Interviews

Zahid Ali

I then met Zahid Bhai, a senior member of the organization at Umair, another comrade’s place. He was very engaging and always ended up making good points related to the way the party should work. I thought of him as basically a bridge of the...

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Hamza Abbas

 Hamza was the first person I was introduced to when I started this project. He is a prominent member of the group and one I found to be very vocal during the meetings that I attended. I also saw him engaging with different groups of...

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Haider Butt

I saw Haider Butt first at the Mirza Ibrahim Mazdoor-Tulba Mela. He had a wireless microphone in his hand and was chanting slogans at the top of his voice. I found him to be the most enthusiastic guy of the group. I also noticed his...

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Mudabbir Ali

Next, I had to go to a boys’ hostel in front of Karbala Gaam-e-Shah to meet Mudabbir Ali. The hostel had an apartment with multiple rooms. All boys living there belonged to Gilgit Baltistan. They have come all the way to Lahore to study at...

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Bakhtiar Ahmed

The next student I met was Mr. Bakhtiar Ahmed, an intermediate student in GC University Lahore. He is a boarder who originally hails from Sargodha. I saw this young lad in a study circle and found him a bit distant from the activity, always silent...

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Ubaid Afzal

My first appointment was Ubaid. I was very excited of photographing my first character. I had to climb up five floors since the elevator was out of order. It was an apartment on top of a high building in the heart of Icchra. We knocked...

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Mahmood Butt

The last “baba” I met was Mahmood Butt Sahab. He is known for his deadly work in his circle. He does all the field work and has a lot of experience in it. I found him more like a practical guy rather than intellectual. When...

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Farooq Tariq

He started politics in the time of Ayub Khan and was a part of the student movement that resisted his regime. He participated in the 1976 Peasant Movement as a volunteer. After his intermediate, he went on to study at the Islamia College, Civil Lines,...

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