The Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party
() (Communist Workers and Peasants Party) is a political party in Pakistan
formed in 1995 through the unification of the Communist Party of Pakistan
(CPP) and the Mazdoor Kissan Party
The break-up of the Soviet Union
had an enormous impact on the left in Pakistan, as elsewhere in the world. A great number of factions abandoned Marxism
and the Communist movement. At this difficult juncture in history the Communist Party of Pakistan and the Mazdoor Kissan Party came together to uphold the banner of Communism
. In 1995 both parties engaged in criticism and self-criticism. Both parties came together and formed the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party.
In 1999 much of the former Communist Party of Pakistan broke away and reconstituted itself as a separate party.
After further organizational problems and ideological disagreements in 2003, a large section of the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party separated and reformed Mazdoor Kissan Party, whereas a group led by Sufi Abdul Khaliq Baloch and Taimur Rahman remained aligned with CMKP and its Marxist-Leninist program.
During the Lawyer's Movement against the military regime of Pervez Musharraf
for the restoration of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry as Chief Justice of Pakistan, the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party played a significant role in the demonstrations, mobilization of students and distribution of literature denouncing the ruling political party of the time, Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid).
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