Report on the three day YFIS Pakistan Summer School held from the 18th
to 20th of August held in Fort Munro, Baluchistan. Fifty comrades from all over
the country participated in the event, discussing Marxism and culture, the
theory of Permanent Revolution and the role of youth in revolutionary movements. Under the suffocating policies of inhuman exploitation carried out by the
stooges of imperialism, the youth of Pakistan are forced to live a miserable
life – it can even be said a life without life. Unemployment is soaring;
education, health, sports and other basic necessities are far from reach and the
role of traditional political parties is intensifying the already bad conditions
of youth. Student unions have been banned for last 20 years and in most colleges
and universities fundamentalist organizations backed by the state are playing
the role of police in order to suppress the students. There is a burning need
for an organization based on the ideas and programme of revolutionary Marxism to
lead the youth and students out from this hell of capitalism. To meet this
historical task, YFIS Pakistan held a three day national summer school on the 18th
to 20th of August in Fort Munro, Balochistan. From all over the country fifty
comrades participated and their average age was 20 years old.
Particpants at the YFIS Pakistan Summer School
The agenda of school was as written below.
First session: World perspective and role of youth. Lead off by comrade Hina
Zain (National organizer of YFIS Pakistan)
Second session: Marxism and culture. Lead off by comrade Adil Khan.
First session: Theory of permanent revolution. Lead off by comrade Afaq
Second session: Organization (YFIS). Lead off by Yasir Irshad.
Comrade Hina said that capitalism is engulfed in a worldwide crisis and every
attempt of the ruling class to over come the crisis is intensifying it and also
increasing the desperation of the ruling class. Therefore the ruling classes are
using more brutal and aggressive measures to overcome this crisis and we are
witnessing the worst forms of the brutality of imperialism in Iraq, Palestine,
Afghanistan, Central Africa and in many other parts of world. The present
situation of the world is the expression of the obsoleteness and incapability of
capitalism. But there is another side of the world which the whole bourgeois
media is criminally hiding - that is the emerging wave of the struggle of the
masses against capitalism like the struggle of the workers and the youth of
Venezuela and what is happening in Iraq. Although this is only the beginning we
can see the role of youth in these movements, especially in the armed struggle
in Iraq. Comrades it is our historical duty to organize each and every movement
of masses and youth against capitalism and give them a clear orientation and
socialist destination. But to accomplish this task it is necessary to build YFIS
first of all here in Pakistan as a strong mass organization.
Singing the Internationale
In all other sessions comrades discussed in detail all the points of the
agenda and on the third day of the meeting the National Executive Committee took
the following major decisions.
1 - in the last week of November the national convention of YFIS should be
held in which the delegations from every province and district will participate.
2 - until the convention the formation of the structures of YFIS should be
completed and educational institutions would be the focal points during this
There was great enthusiasm and the morale of the school rose gradually as it
was proceeding. It was the first such school and such a successful experience
that it was decided to continue it and also to adopt it on regional and
Two resolutions were unanimously passed, one in support of Venezuelan
revolution and the second against the aggression of imperialism in Iraq and
The comrades then sang the Internationale, and with a firm
determination to continue the struggle until the socialist victory the summer
school was closed.
Long live the Socialist Federation of world.
Long live the working class of world.