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30 April 2015

Pop star and activist Jawad Ahmad backs TUSC

Jawad Ahmad is renowned in Pakistan for his songs and his politics

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17 October 2012

Pakistan: Workers die as profit put before safety

In September a garment factory inferno in Karachi's Baldia Town took the lives of at least 275 workers, including a number of women and teenagers, writes Khalid Bhatti, CWI in Pakistan.

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21 September 2011

Floods devastate Sindh: Crisis worsens, hundreds killed

Floods in Sindh, Pakistan, have killed more than 500 people, destroyed or damaged 1.5 million houses and swamped five million acres since late last month

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1 September 2010

Pakistan flood disaster: Workers' solidarity appeal

THE FOLLOWING financial appeal has been circulated internationally by CWI socialists in Pakistan...

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Trade Union Rights Campaign Pakistan (TURCP) appeal, photo TURCP

18 August 2010

Pakistan: Workers' solidarity urgently needed

TWENTY MILLION people affected, over 1,600 dead and thousands face starvation, but the Pakistan government's incompetence has made the disaster worse.
The Trade Union Rights Campaign - Pakistan initiated the Workers' Relief Committee to coordinate aid to workers and activists.

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18 August 2010

Pakistan flood devastation: poor suffer most

Pakistan: Khalid Bhatti, Trade Union Rights Campaign - Pakistan (TURCP) and general secretary of the Socialist Movement Pakistan (the Socialist Party's counterpart in Pakistan), reports on the disaster and the workers' response to it...

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Trade Union Rights Campaign Pakistan (TURCP) appeal, photo TURCP

17 August 2010

Pakistan Flood disaster: Appeal for workers' solidarity

The Progressive Workers Federation (PWF) and Trade Union Rights Campaign Pakistan (TURCP) urge all our brothers, sisters and comrades in the international trade union movement to show their solidarity...

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21 April 2010

Progressive Workers Federation of Pakistan founded

Socialist Movement secretary speaks to The Socialist: In Pakistan a new left-led trade union federation, Progressive Workers Federation of Pakistan (PWFP), is being built, in which members of Socialist Movement Pakistan (SMP) - part of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI) - are playing a key role...

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3 November 2009

Pakistan - New wave of terrorism as the guerrilla war escalates

In recent weeks attacks carried out by Taliban fighters and a new ground offensive by the Pakistani government in the Waziristan region on the Afghan border, have deepened Pakistan's social, political and ethnic fault lines...

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6 May 2009

Widespread protests in Pakistan

May Day reports: Hundreds of thousands of workers took to the streets across Pakistan to celebrate May Day. Workers from different sectors of the economy, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds and religions marched together...

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23 July 2008

Pakistan: 50,000 textile workers strike

MORE THAN 250,000 power looms remained closed for four days in Pakistan's third largest city, Faisalabad, the hub of the country's textile industry, writes Khalid Bhatti, Trade Union Rights Campaign of Pakistan (TURCP), Faisalabad.

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20 February 2008

Solidarity with Pakistan workers

Socialists, trade unionists and workers packed into an NUJ meeting in Manchester to discuss press freedom, trade union rights and civil liberties in Pakistan...

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10 January 2008

Pakistan: Mass opposition to Musharraf regime after Benazir killing

BENAZIR BHUTTO, leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), was killed in a suicide attack after addressing a public rally in Rawalpindi on 27 December...

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14 November 2007

Pakistan martial law

PAKISTAN'S GENERAL Musharraf has defended the imposition of martial law saying it would continue indefinitely, although in a bid to keep the US and British governments on board he indicated that parliamentary elections will ... By Dave Carr

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8 November 2007

Martial law imposed in Pakistan

ON SATURDAY 3 November, General Musharraf imposed martial law across Pakistan... By Khalid Bhatti, Socialist Movement Pakistan (SMP), Lahore

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5 July 2007

Pakistan: Union activist has suspension withdrawn following protests

AZAD QADRI, Deputy General Secretary of the Lion's Unity Union, suspended by the management of the privatised Pakistan Telecommunications company, has won reinstatement after a protest campaign by trade unionists in Pakistan...

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6 April 2006

World Social Forum in Karachi

CWI banner and stall at World Social Forum
ON SATURDAY 25 March the World Social Forum (WSF) began in Karachi, Pakistan, with some 5,000 to 8,000 present, CWI reporters in Karachi write.

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13 October 2005

Socialists killed in Kalam

Rising anger at Musharraf's regime: On Monday 10 October the socialist spoke to Khalid Bhatti from the Socialist Movement Pakistan (SMP, the counterpart of the Socialist Party), in Lahore, before he set off to visit the earthquake-affected...

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13 October 2005

Appeal from the Trade Union Rights Campaign

MANY AID agencies will be collecting funds over the next weeks. Unfortunately this will be distributed by the same corrupt government whose...

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23 June 2005

Pakistan Telecom workers' strike ends but opposition to privatisation continues

FOLLOWING ALMOST three weeks of struggle against privatisation most Pakistan Telecommunication (PTCL) workers have returned to work...

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