Lal Khan is confirmed dead at the age of 64.
Lal was best known as a Pakistani Marxist political theorist.
Death was likely due to cancer.
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
RIP Lal Khan @TheTweetOfGod #TragicDeaths šŸ’”šŸ’ #LalKhan add some flowers to their gravestone at
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
@ImranKhanPTI khan Sab ! what the hell this interior minsiter is doing under your chair. Lal Masjid incident can beā€¦
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
@ImranKhanPTI khan Sab ! what the hell this interior minsiter is doing under your chair. Lal Masjid incident can beā€¦
It's a sad day, Lal Khan dies - #LalKhan #Lal #Khan #rip
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
@ush_ayush @KapilMishra_IND Kaun si MITTI ka BANA hai bey TU haa .... DID KAPIL MISHRA Directed : The Mob to kill Rā€¦
Siege of Lal Masjid not taking food inside Fear God fear Imran Khan economy has removed you Now the funeral of theā€¦
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
RT @amitmalviya: Good of Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to be present for the last rites of Head Constable Rattanā€¦
Lal Khan
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Lal Khan addressing 30th Congress of The Struggle
Born
Tanveer Gondal[1]

1956 (1956)
Bhaun, Punjab, Pakistan
Died(2020-02-21)21 February 2020 (aged 64)[2][3]
NationalityPakistani
Alma materNishtar Medical College
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
OccupationPolitical theorist, activist, writer
OrganizationThe Struggle Pakistan
Notable work
Pakistan's Other Story; The 1968-9 Revolution
Websitewww.struggle.pk
Lal Khan (June 1956 - 21 February 2020) was a political activist and Marxist political theorist.
Born Tanveer Gondal, he was a physician by profession but ceases practicing medicine. Adopting the name Lal Khan, he was the leader of the Pakistani Marxist organisation The Struggle, and editor of its newspaper. He also wrote regular articles for Daily Times and the Dunya.
He died on 21 February 2020 after being ill with cancer for more than
a year.
Contents
1 Early life
2 Career
3 Publications
4 See also
5 References
6 External links
Early life
In the 1970s, Khan was a student of medicine in college and a political activist in Pakistan when the military coup of General Zia ul Haq toppled the Pakistan Peoples Party government, and subsequently hanged the country's first democratically elected prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. He was imprisoned for a year, then went to university in the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. He moved to The Netherlands in 1980 to escape by fearing the death sentence in Pakistan. During his time in exile, he graduated from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, and continued to reside in the Netherlands for eight more years. In the 1988, he returned to his country and quit his profession as a doctor, in order to work full-time in revolutionary politics.
Career
He was the leading member of The Struggle which is based on the ideas of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky and advocates a socialist transformation of Pakistan. It demands the nationalization of the commanding heights of the economy under workers control, an end to religious extremism and radicalism, the eradication of unemployment and free accessible education for all Pakistani citizens. He was the editor of Asian Marxist Review and International Secretary of Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign.
On 12ā€“13 March 2011 the largest congress of The Struggle was held in Lahore. These annual congresses are held to analyse the performance of The Struggle and to formulate new strategies for social change and revolution.
In October 2013, Khan accused Malala Yousafzai's supporters in the West of appropriating her and concealing her socialist background.
In a joint statement in August 2016, Khan and CPI(M) Jammu and Kashmir general secretary Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami called for revolutionary unity between the working classes of India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir conflict and overthrow capitalism in the subcontinent.
Publications
Partition ā€“ Can it be undone? This book examines the historical background of partition of the Indian subcontinent, and the formation of Pakistan and India.
Lebanon-Israel War. Written in 2009, this book discusses not only the current conflict between Lebanon and Israel in detail, but also looks at the history of wars and revolutions in the whole region. The changing role of Iran in the region and the possibility of an invasion of Iran are also discussed in detail.
Pakistan's Other Story ā€“ The Revolution of 1968ā€“69. This book examines the student and political activism of the late 1960s which gave birth to a revolution. Khan argues that due to lack of leadership courage, the opportunity to establish a worker's state was lost.
Kashmir, A revolutionary way out. This book examines the possibility of the liberation of Kashmir under a united South Asian socialist federation.
See also
Marxism
Trotskyism
International Marxist Tendency
Ted Grant
Alan Woods
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