This morning we have received the news from Pakistan of the arrest of comrade Hameed Khan, the leader of the strike of the Baluchistan Civil Secretariat Employees Association, which we reported on yesterday. This is an extremely serious situation. As the main strike leader, Hameed faces severe torture at the hands of the state. We urge all readers to give this matter the maximum publicity.

This morning we have received the news from Pakistan of the arrest of comrade Hameed Khan, the leader of the strike of the Baluchistan Civil Secretariat Employees Association, which we reported on yesterday. This is an extremely serious situation. As the main strike leader, Hameed faces severe torture at the hands of the state. We urge all readers to give this matter the maximum publicity.

We have been informed that, despite the ferocious police repression and the arrest of comrade Hameed Khan, the leader of the strike of the Baluchistan Civil Secretariat Employees Association (CSEA), the strike is continuing. Negotiations are taking place but the government have not yet agreed to the demands. And Hameed Khan and the other leaders are still behind bars.

We have been informed that, despite the ferocious police repression and the arrest of comrade Hameed Khan, the leader of the strike of the Baluchistan Civil Secretariat Employees Association (CSEA), the strike is continuing. Negotiations are taking place but the government have not yet agreed to the demands. And Hameed Khan and the other leaders are still behind bars.

Complete victory for the International Campaign! The authorities in Baluchistan have released the arrested leaders and workers today. But the strike is still continuing. The decision on the future of the strike will be made tomorrow, when it is expected that the finance minister of Baluchistan will announce a package which spells acceptance of the workers' demands. In short, this victory is a great step forward for PTUDC and for the whole Pakistan Labour Movement.

We have just received the following report from Quetta, Baluchistan. The strikers of the public sector CSEA union, after a hard strike in which over 100 workers were arrested, have won an outstanding victory.