An adjournment motion has been moved in the National Assembly of Pakistan condemning the assassination threats against Hugo Chavez the democratically elected President of Venezuela. This threat was given a concrete expression on August 22, by a US televangelist priest Pat Robertson, a close ally of George W and a leading right-winger of the Republican Party.
The motion is now up for debate and has been signed by six members of the National Assembly. The promoter of the motion is comrade Manzoor Ahmed, Member of Parliament and the convener of the group of MPs in the Pakistani parliament that support the Hands Off Venezuela (HOV) campaign in Pakistan. The signatories to this adjournment motion are the following: CH. Aitzaza Ihsan. (MP), Qamar-uz-Zaman Kaira. (MP), Abdul Rauf Mengal. (MP), Zammurad Khan. (MP), Zulfikar Gondal. (MP), Manzoor Ahmed. (MP)
Alan Woods’ book on the Venezuelan Revolution is also being published in Urdu this week. The inauguration meetings of this book will be held in provincial capitals and major cities across Pakistan over the next two months.
On Saturday, September 3, the “Hands Off Venezuela” campaign in Kashmir was launched at a rally of more then 1000 youth at Hajira in Kashmir, and on Friday, September 9, a demonstration in support of the Venezuelan Revolution was organized by the HOV campaign in the centre of Lahore. A plan is being finalized for the activities of the HOV campaign throughout Pakistan for the next few months.