Aasim Sajjad Akhtar
Aasim Sajjad Akhtar
عاصم سجاد اختر
|President, Awami Workers Party Punjab|
|Alma mater||SOAS, University of London|
He completed his PhD in 2008 from SOAS, University of London at the South Asia Institute, where his thesis was titled The Overdeveloping State: The Politics of Common Sense in Pakistan, 1971-2007. He also has a master's degree in economics from Yale University. He is currently an assistant professor at Quaid-i-Azam University's National Institute of Pakistan Studies, and has previously taught at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.
He was a coordinator of the People's Rights Movement, a left-wing confederation of working-class movements in Pakistan. In February 2010, PRM merged with the National Workers Party and the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party to form the Workers Party Pakistan. In 2012, the Workers Party Pakistan merged with other Left-wing parties to form the Awami Workers Party.
He also writes a weekly column for the Dawn newspaper. In November 2007, he was arrested in Lahore with seventy other civil society activists for participating in an anti-government meeting held at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan during the Pakistani state of emergency, 2007.
- "AWP body elected". Dawn. 20 March 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
- "Completed PhD Thesis 2007-2008". SOAS South Asia Institute. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
- "Aasim Sajjad CV" (PDF). National Institute of Pakistan Studies. 2016-08-29.
- "Faculty – NIPS". nips.edu.pk. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
- "Aasim Sajjad Akhtar: "The Symbiotic Relationship Between 'Counter-Terrorism' and Neoliberal Development: The Case of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)"". www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de. 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
- "Salvation of masses lies in changing status quo". Dawn (newspaper). 2010-02-27. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
- "Three leftist parties to merge". Dawn (newspaper). 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
- "News stories for Aasim Sajjad Akhtar". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 2016-08-29.
- "Students' rare show against emergency". Dawn (newspaper). 2007-11-06. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
- "LUMS Review - Emergency Rule Turns Ugly". LUMS Review. 2007-11-04. Retrieved 2016-08-29.