The recent struggle of the PTCL workers in Pakistan has been an inspiration to workers around the world. It has shown that the Pakistani working class is alive and kicking. The Pakistani Marxists of The Struggle played a key role in this dispute.
The National Assembly of Pakistan was disrupted yesterday, June 13 by a severe dispute. As soon as the session of the lower house of parliament started Comrade Manzoor Ahmed, the Marxist MP, raised a point of order and challenged the Telecommunication Minister, Awais Laghari on the army’s invasion of PTCL telephone exchanges and installations, the arrest of hundreds of striking workers, and on the whole process of privatizing the PTCL.