Pakistan

As the war in Afghanistan is far from over, Pakistan's eastern border with India is in the grip of new war hysteria. The massive deployment of troops, the cross border exchange of fire and the fleeing of the inhabitants of border villages are posing the threat of yet another war between the two countries. If this conflict erupts into a full-scale war it would be the fourth major military clash between India and Pakistan in a short span of 54 years of their postcolonial existence.

We will be carrying the full story as soon as we receive first-hand accounts from Pakistan. Meanwhile, many thanks to all our readers who sent protests to the Pakistani authorities.

We will be carrying the full story as soon as we receive first-hand accounts from Pakistan. Meanwhile, many thanks to all our readers who sent protests to the Pakistani authorities.

Shahida Jabeen was arrested following a speech she gave on November 30, at a rally in Garri Shahu to mark the 34th anniversary of the founding of the Pakistan People's Party. She called for socialism and workers' democracy and strongly criticized the regime of Purvez Musharraf and American imperialism.

Shahida Jabeen was arrested following a speech she gave on November 30, at a rally in Garri Shahu to mark the 34th anniversary of the founding of the Pakistan People's Party. She called for socialism and workers' democracy and strongly criticized the regime of Purvez Musharraf and American imperialism.

Khalid Bhatti, national organiser of the PTUDC in Pakistan explains the sitatution in the Karachi Steel Mills. He gives a brief history of the unionisation of the workers and explains the role of the PTUDC.

We have just received the following report from Quetta, Baluchistan. The strikers of the public sector CSEA union, after a hard strike in which over 100 workers were arrested, have won an outstanding victory.

This short tour of Spain by PTUDC leader Lal Khan has been a huge success. He spoke to around 500 people in six meetings and 170,000 pesetas (more than $900) was raised in the collections.

We have just received the following report from Quetta, Baluchistan. The strikers of the public sector CSEA union, after a hard strike in which over 100 workers were arrested, have won an outstanding victory.