Pakistan: Economic oppression with impunity

Written by Lal Khan Tuesday, 29 September 2015

nawaz-sharifTrue to its cause of serving the interests of rotten Pakistani capitalism, the current PML (N) regime has unleashed aggressive neoliberal policies—making the rich even richer and the oppressed imperilled to a fierce socioeconomic onslaught—with impunity.


Pakistan: Labour Convention held in Sialkot

Written by PTUDC Sialkot Friday, 25 September 2015

Sialkot2The PTUDC organized a historic labour convention in the industrial city of Sialkot on Sunday the 13 of September. Sialkot is famous for exporting sports goods and surgical instruments to all over the world. Footballs used in the world cup and other important events are manufactured here by the poor, skilled labourers of Sialkot who work under very difficult conditions.


Pakistan: Factory fire kills 11, burns dozens

Written by Umar Shahid Wednesday, 09 September 2015

IMG-20150905-WA0002On Saturday 5 September, whilst the Pakistani ruling class celebrated a war and praised its general, the  workers in the Badar 313 factory near Gujranwala were suffering the hellish conditions of capitalism


Pakistan: Marvellous victory for Forward Gear workers in Sialkot

Written by Umar Shahid (PTUDC Sialkot) Friday, 21 August 2015

201508-Forward-Gear-workers-on-strike02-thA three-day strike by workers of the Forward Gear in Sialkot, Punjab has ended in victory as they have won their demands. The workers have won around 15% increment in their salaries, all sacked workers reinstated, and management has accepted their union Forward Gear Workers’ Union CBA as the true representative of workers in the company. During the three days of the strike hundreds of workers took part and achieved a total work stoppage. This is an important victory for workers in the Pakistani trade union movement and important lessons can be drawn from it.


Pakistan: National Marxist Summer School 2015

Written by Progressive Youth Alliance - Pakistan Thursday, 20 August 2015

pak-summerschool-2015A Marxist Summer School took place in Rawalakot, Kashmir from 8 to 10 August. More than 250 comrades from across Pakistan and Kashmir travelled rough roads in harsh economic conditions to attend the school.


Pakistan: PTI’s populism in disarray?

Written by Lal Khan Monday, 17 August 2015

pakistan-parliamentWhile the masses have been toiling and trying their utmost to come to terms with heat, dust, humidity, unrelenting power outages, price hikes, poverty etc., the elite has been busy hurling accusations and counter allegations against each other in a theatre of the absurd. This has become almost a summer ritual which takes place every year.


Pakistan: Power Plunder

Written by Lal Khan Wednesday, 01 July 2015

power-cutThe mass deaths of more than a thousand in Karachi and other regions by the sweltering heat wave have once again brought to the fore the catastrophic state of infrastructure which exists in Pakistan. The agonising dearth of electricity supplied to society in a country where the power production capacity is more than the consumption needs is a gruesome tragedy caused mainly by power cuts. It is the work of corporate power barons plundering the people's wealth and not producing electricity in order to enhance their rate of profit. Their callous and brutal character nakedly stands exposed. It is treason against more than 200 million people. The political leaders and the strongmen of this belligerent state are accomplices in this vicious act of devouring human lives for the sake of perks and profits.


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