National Sections of the L5I:

Pakistan

Pakistan flood catastrophe - popular anger at leaders inaction

The flooding in Pakistan is still worsening. And already there is a huge humanitarian disaster for the nearly 20 million people displaced by the disaster. Read more...

Solidarity with the flood victims in Pakistan

The Revolutionary Socialist Movement, the Pakistani section of the League for the Fifth International, is involved in flood relief work across the country. This is a report of their work so far Read more...

Flooding kills 1,500 across Pakistan

Over 1,500 people have died and a further 14 million people affected by the worst flooding Pakistan has seen in 80 years. Entire villages have been swept away in the Swat valley, particularly badly hit, which has also seen two years of intense military fighting between the Taliban and the Pakistani army. Read more...

Violence in Karachi after political assassination

The city of Karachi in the south of the Pakistan was gripped by violence last week after Raza Haider, a leading MP of the right wing Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was assassinated outside a mosque on Monday 1 August. Read more...

Power loom workers strike victory in Pakistan

A huge strike by power loom workers in Pakistan has seen them win a 17 per cent pay increase. The strike, in the industrial city of Faisalabad, lasted for nine days and saw thousands of workers join picket lines across the city. In some factories there were clashes with company guards and the police as workers fought to keep the factory closed. Read more...

UHS workers in Pakistan need our support

On a small roundabout in the middle of Lahore, a group of workers sits on a rug. They and others have been there for over two months, keeping a constant protest outside the Punjabi government building. They are the sacked University Health Sciences workers whose sacking has created such outrage across the city. Read more...

Offensive against Taliban pushes Pakistan even closer to civil war

The Pakistani military offensive targeting Taliban forces has seen widespread death and destruction, reports Simon Hardy, and threatens to tear the country apart on behalf of the US Read more...

Military attacks on South Waziristan increase as Pakistan slides into civil war

A correspondent from Workers Power Pakistan reports on the recent offensive by the Pakistani military in South Waziristan Read more...