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Pakistan: Marvellous victory for Forward Gear workers in Sialkot

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

 

Pakistan: Celebrating a crumbling economy

Written by Lal Khan Friday, 12 June 2015
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pakistan-workersWith 78% of the population living below the poverty line, 66% facing food insecurity, almost 100 million without access to safe water and just under 94 million without access to adequate sanitation, for most sensible people, Pakistan’s 2015-16 budget should present a huge problem for leaders of the country.

   

May Day Preparations in Pakistan

Written by Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign Thursday, 30 April 2015
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May Day Poster  2015The Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign is fully geared for massive May Day activities in more than 70 cities and towns in Pakistan.

 

“China-Pakistan friendship”: between whom?

Written by Lal Khan Monday, 27 April 2015
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pakistan-china-nexus-2There was a great pomp and show. There was a din of “eternal Pakistan-China friendship” broadcast from every media channel and newspaper incessantly for almost two days. A Chinese head of state was paying a desperately awaited visit to Pakistan for the first time in many years.

   

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