A number of students and youth were also present. The main speakers were Manzoor Ahmed, the PPP prospective parliamentary candidate from Kasur, and Mehr Ramazan, the organiser of the PTUDC in Kasur.
The speakers condemned the continued arrest of comrade Hameed Khan and other trade union leaders and workers and the regime's pronouncement of the retrenchment of 1,125 employees of various government departments in Quetta and Baluchistan. They vowed to continue and step up the protest campaign until the Quetta comrades are released, all the workers are reinstatement, and all their demands are accepted including the 40% allowance already agreed by the regime as a result of the November 2001 strike.
Slogans were raised against the regime. The main slogans raised were "Release Hameed Khan and all Quetta unionists!", "Down with dictatorship, Down with capitalism!" and "Revolution, Revolution! Socialist Revolution!" The demonstration was held in the centre of the city and continued for more than one hour.
A petition is being circulated for protest signatures in Kasur and hundreds of workers, students, youth, women and peasants are signing it. This demonstration was part of the national and international campaign launched by the PTUDC.