Pakistan: Hollow mandates and futile marches

Written by Lal Khan Monday, 18 August 2014

Imran Khan-WEF Jolanda Flubacher-thAs thousands reach Islamabad with high expectations of change, the masses at large are bewildered, indifferent and sceptical about all the streaks of the political elite. Speculations of deals brokered by the military chief, General Raheel Sharif, are rife. Pakistan is once again immersed in instability and turbulence.


Pakistan: The politics of deception

Written by Lal Khan Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Imran Khan-WEF Jolanda Flubacher-thProtests called by the Movement for Justice, led by Imran Khan and the Sufi cleric Tahirul Qadri under the banner of anti-corruption, demanding the resignation of the Sharif government, are storming Pakistan and are scheduled to hit Islamabad on August 14, Pakistan’s Independence Day. Rumours of a possible intervention by the Pakistani army, intrigues and conspiracies are poisoning the atmosphere of a country gripped by a permanent crisis and a constant in fight among different sections of the ruling class. Here we provide an analysis by Lal Khan.


Pakistan: Let there be light!

Written by Lal Khan Sunday, 03 August 2014

If it were only a matter of praying to Allah for the masses to end their woes and achieve their emancipation, how easy it would be!


Pakistan: Protests against Israeli Aggression on Gaza! Solidarity with the Palestinians

Written by PTUDC Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign (PTUDC) and Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) organised protest demonstrations across Pakistan to condemn the Israeli aggression in Gaza. Below are reports from the demonstrations in different cities.


Kashmir Regional Congress of the IMT

Written by Yasir Irshad Thursday, 17 July 2014

kashmir2-thIn spite of growing political apathy in society, a huge participation was observed in the congress of Marxists in Kashmir. More than 400 comrades and sympathisers from across Kashmir gathered in Rawalakot on 28th June to attend a one-day regional congress.


Pakistan: A country at war with itself

Written by Lal Khan Friday, 27 June 2014

karachi-attack-thAt dawn on Sunday, June 15 the Pakistan government gave the green signal to over 30,000 ground troops, backed by air force jets, to move into action in North Waziristan. This is the beginning of a long talked about and expected military operation against the many and numerous Islamic terrorist outfits that have been wreaking havoc throughout the country for almost two decades. The terrorist attack at the Karachi Airport in the preceding week seems to have been the final straw.


Pakistan John McDonnell MP issues Early Day Motion in support of PTCL workers

Written by In Defence of Marxism Tuesday, 17 June 2014

As we reported last week, John McDonnell MP was planning to issue an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons regarding the campaign against privatisation of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd. We are pleased to produce the text for our readers. The aim of the Early Day Motion is to highlight the issue and to gather support from other Members of Parliament as a means of putting pressure on the British and Pakistani governments. (June 22, 2005)


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