The slogan of “revolution” has been misused so blatantly that it has lost its meaning in the context of the Pakistani politics. Every capitalist, feudal and religious politician in the country wants to bring revolution or a change of system; even the most ardent supporters and allies of the establishment in the country are using the word “revolution” to completely discredit it. They all wanted to protect their class interests and the present system and status-quo.
The recent firing at the Line of Control (LOC), demarcating the Indian held Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir or IOK) and Pakistani held Kashmir (Azad Kashmir or POK) has once again brought into focus the fragile peace relations between India and Pakistan. According to a report in The Hindu, what started the current round of escalation in tensions was a seemingly innocuous incident involving a 70 year old women who crossed the LOC in September from the Indian side (at Charonda Village near Uri) to the Pakistani side to be with her sons and thus exposing the porous borders along the heavily militarized zone
Dr. Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister of India,
Common Concerns over Koodankulam Nuclear Power Installations
We the trade union and social activists representing different national organisations in Pakistan as the neighbouring member country of the South Asian Association of Regional Corporation (SAARC), have been paying much attention to the controversy around nuclear power installations across the Palk Straits, in Koodankulam. We fully support this just struggle and the demands of the protesting people.
Azam Janjua, organiser TURCP Islamabad and vice president PWFP
The four leaders of a cement factory in Lucky Marwat have been arrested under the Anti-Terrorism Act on 19th September in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province. The police have registered a case against 21 union leaders and activists. The police are trying to arrest the other leaders and activists of the union.
Politicians use terrorism for their own ends
Once again, terrorist carnage – this time in Mumbai in India – has shocked working people around the world. In a thoroughly planned and financed operation, a group of right-wing Islamic terrorists turned buildings and streets in Mumbai into a killing field, slaughtering and injuring innocent people, with dozens of Muslims among them.