Category Archives: Pakistan

Pakistan | Pakistan: trade unions against neoliberals and jihadists

All Pakistan Trade Union Federation hold a National Conference against “War, exploitation and precarious labour”, on January 12, 2017.

APTUF representative from all over Pakistan attend the conference.

Anwer Gujjar (President APTUF) chaired the conference. Large number of women workers and male workers come to the hall and raised slogans: «Long live APTUF», «Workers struggle against war», «Workers want peace & dignity», «No to IMF/World Bank», «Social security for all», «Long live working class».

Pakistan | Pakistani trade unions oppose sectarian violence

All Pakistan Trade Union Federation is holding a National Conference “Against war, exploitation & precarious labor”.

Organizers say in their appeal: ‘We are holding this conference in very critical situation because of terrorism. Terrorism is not only an issue in Pakistan it is spreading widely in all over the world. In three months 4 suicide attacks took place in Balochistan, and in Peshawar, these attacks are increasing in which thousands of thousands, people, women and children lost their lives. Our children in school and colleges are not safe, even the lives of activists are also not save, because we are struggling for the peace and against extremism.’

Pakistan | Women movement activist from Pakistan calls to celebrate Russian revolution anniversary

Rubina Jamil, women activist and trade unionist from Pakistan, has shared an international appeal on coming international women’s day.

First of all she stressed the role of coming date. “We are celebrating 8th March International Women’s Day to commemorate and pay tribute to those brave women who started their struggle for peace, bread and liberty, and also against the war in Russia in 1917. We all are proud that these women workers led this struggle.”

Indo-Pakistan tensions escalate

By Wasantha Rupasinghe
8 November 2016

Geo-political tensions between India and Pakistan surged over the weekend as cross-border firing continued in both directions along the Line of Control (LoC), the de-facto border between the Indian- and Pakistani-held portions of disputed Kashmir. More than two dozen people, mostly civilians, have been killed in military exchanges over the past two weeks.

Pakistan | Pakistan and India exchange fresh fire as tensions rise

Pakistan and India have exchanged fresh fire along the de facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir, the Pakistani military said, as tensions rise between the nuclear-armed neighbouring countries.

“Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing” which started at 4:00 am (2300 GMT) and continued for four hours in Bhimber sector on the Pakistani side of the border, a Pakistani military statement said on Saturday, without mentioning any casualties.