Awais Samdani

Awais Samdani

Awais Samdani is a literary enthusiast.He is a fervid philocalist. His vision is to break conventions , which accost him daily about the certainty of his faith.
Awais Samdani


Laal  is a musical band from Pakistan known for singing socialist and progressive political songs, especially on the poetry written by leftist Urdu poets such as Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Habib Jalib.

All Pakistan is mourning on the recent bloodshed of Amjad Sabbri , recently LAAL announced their support to eliminate extremism from the country, they named their campaign ” Amjad Sabri Campaign Against Intolerance”.

This is  Doctor Taimur Rehman’s (Lead Vocalist of Laal )  Post original context :

We have been planning a grassroots mass contact campaign against religious extremism for many months now. With the recent incident we have decided to name it the Amjad Sabri Campaign Against Intolerance.

As you know Laal has done many such campaigns before. We don’t need much to start such campaigns. All I need is my guitar and a friendly ear to hear our words. We have in the past and are ready to perform at every street corner, every village, every conference, and every stage.

Our first performance will be on July 9th at Yuhanabad. More details will be coming soon.

I have gotten in touch with my Mazdoor Kissan Party, All Pakistan Trade Union, Anjuman Muzareen comrades and civil society members. We already have a massive network of supporters who are setting up venues where we will be performing. Still we need to widen our campaign.

Help us reach a wider audience. Invite us to your community, school, university or institution. Help us cover our minimum costs so we can make this campaign financially sustainable. If you can’t organise an event, send us your donations. Such campaigns need your financial support. They cannot run otherwise. Laal is one of Pakistan’s most potent cultural group organised against extremism. Help us fight extremism in Pakistan.

Laal Salam!
Dr. Taimur Rahman

P.S. To help Laal financially, you can make a contribution to the Laal Trust (a Trust set up by Laal members to gather donations for our campaigns). All contributors will be provided a 3 monthly report on all money that has gone in and out. The bank account details are as follows:

Account Title: Laal
Bank: MCB Islamic Bank
IBAN: PK65 MUCB 9002 8416 7100 1958
Swift Code: MUCBPKKAIBG

You know I have supported nearly all my campaigns mostly with my own earnings from teaching and music. They have a limit. But I want to perform till my fingers bleed and my voice is broken. But I can’t do that on my own earnings. I am learning from Edhi. For the first time, I am appealing for money publicly for Laal. But it is not for myself. It is to get on the road and fight against extremism. I hope that you will support me in my mission.

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