Pakistan: Protests continue despite high temperatures

Written by IMT Pakistan Friday, 20 May 2016

WAPDA-4More and more sections of the working class are coming out to protest for their demands as the economic crisis deepens in Pakistan. Last week saw huge protests of school teachers in Lahore against the privatization of schools. This week more protestors gathered in Lahore from various sections of society despite scorching heat and high temperatures of around forty-eight degrees celsius.


Pakistan: School teachers protest against privatization

Written by IMT Pakistan Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Punjab-Teachers-Union-Sit-in-at-Chairing-Cross-Lahore-10 credit-lal-salamPrivatization is top of the government’s agenda in Pakistan. All public sector institutions are being privatized rapidly, leading to unemployment of millions of workers. As a result, millions of families in Pakistan are being deprived of their small incomes and pushed further into poverty and misery. Along with that, the already shabby and dilapidated social infrastructure is being handed over to the vultures of private capital, who are tearing it apart, leaving the whole fabric of society in tatters.


Pakistan: 38th Anniversary of Afghanistan’s "Saur revolution" commemorated in Baluchistan University

Written by Baloch Student Organisation (Pajjar) Friday, 29 April 2016

huge-number-of-participantsOn 27 April, the Baloch Students Organization (Pajjar) organized an event commemorating the 38th anniversary of the Saur Revolution of Afghanistan. The event was held in Baluchistan University. Besides students from the Baloch Students Organization, there were also students from the Pashtun Students Federation, the Baloch Action Committee along with progressive teachers, writers and intellectuals. All participants congratulated the BSO for organizing such an event.


Pakistan: May Day edition of Worker Nama is out!

Written by Worker Nama (Pakistan) Tuesday, 26 April 2016

workernama5The special 2016 May Day edition of Worker Nama, the paper of the IMT in Pakistan, is available now.


Pakistan: Brutal attack on Young Doctors by Police in Quetta

Written by Dr. Ejaz Ayub Friday, 08 April 2016


On April 7th police brutally attacked protesting young doctors in Quetta, in which more than fifteen young doctors were severely injured and twenty arrested. Some of the injured doctors are in a serious condition and could lose their eyesight or become permanently paralyzed as a result of this attack.


Pakistan: When terrorism becomes a strategic asset!

Written by Adam Pal Monday, 28 March 2016

lahore attackOn the evening of Sunday, 28 March, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a children’s park in Lahore. At least 72 deaths have so far been confirmed and more than 250 are reported injured. This is yet another in the series of terrorist attacks continuing in this “land of the pure” in recent years.


Pakistan: Pakistan International Airlines - the struggle continues

Written by Rob Sewell Thursday, 24 March 2016

PIAmeeting1The workers of Pakistan International Airlines have been at the forefront of the class struggle over the last few months. Rob Sewell, the editor of Socialist Appeal, spoke to leading trade union activists at the Lahore airport about their recent battles.


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