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Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee

PKRC is a network of 26 small peasant organisations in Pakistan. It became a member of La Via Campesina in 2017, the only Pakistani peasant organisation that is a member of this international platform. Its secretariat is based in Lahore.
The Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee (PKRC) was formed in 2003 at a conference with over 5,000 small farmers and peasants in Chishtian, a Southern city in Punjab, to unite the forces among peasants in Pakistan.
The Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee (PKRC) was formed in 2003 at a conference with over 5,000 small farmers and peasants in Chishtian, a Southern city in Punjab, to unite the forces among peasants in Pakistan.

The decision to form a national organization of the peasantry was taken after the very successful campaign of peasantry for land rights at Military Farms Okara in 2000-2001. It was felt that a campaign in one district or two cannot be successful in the long term. The land rights and food sovereignty campaigns have spread across Pakistan through peasants movements.

The PKRC has emerged the largest small farmers platform in Pakistan. It has organised numerous activities for land rights and for introduction of food sovereignty concept.

PKRC is also countering displacement issues of small farmers in the name of so-called development and mega-projects. PKRC has tried its level best to fill the vacuum among peasantry who are looking for a national progressive platform and movement that can take up their issues like land rights, food sovereignty and democratic rights.

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