Ammar Ali Jan reflects on the challenges observed during his tenure in Pakistani universities, particularly at Government College and Punjab University.
He shares his experiences witnessing the aspirations of brilliant young individuals from diverse backgrounds hampered by obstacles in education, extracurricular activities, and questioning authority. Ammar delves into the power dynamics on campuses, highlighting the dominance of the security apparatus.
As he ventures into grassroots politics, Ammar sheds light on his current campaign in a working-class area, uniting women, students, and civil society. Key issues such as access to clean water, gas, electricity, and education take center stage, with a commitment to challenging military involvement in Pakistan's politics.
The speech concludes with a forward-looking perspective on the future of progressive movements in Pakistan, acknowledging the pivotal role of organized, grassroots efforts in fostering positive change.