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Pakistan

Pakistani government defeated by mass movement - Chief Justice Chaudhry reinstated

The mass movement delivered a significant defeat to the PPP government when it forced a huge climbdown by President Zadari on the issue of reinstating the sacked judges. This article is based on a report by members of the League for the Fifth International in Lahore. Read more...

Pakistani government launches vicious crackdown on dissent - mass action can stop them

We have a received a report from our comrades this morning, 15 March 2009, that there has been major fighting around the Lahore High Court. State forces were beaten back by students and lawyers, the court is now under occupation and there are rumours that the Lahore Police Chief has resigned. More details to follow.

LEAGUE FOR THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT

The Pakistan People's Party government led by President Asif Zardari has launched a vicious crackdown on political opposition and dissent. Activists from the lawyer's movement were planning a long march from four cities culminating in a sit down in Islamabad. Their demands are for the reinstatement of the judiciary disposed by the regime of General Musharraf in the November 2007 state of emergency and to this day not reinstated by Zaradari's government. Read more...

Social crisis in both countries lies behind Pakistan - India war talk

Mark Booth outlines how the increased tensions in the Indian sub continent is a dangerous development, one that must be fought by the organised working class Read more...

Pakistan on the brink

The explosive cocktail of economic collapse and fierce fighting with a militant insurgency are driving Pakistan closer and closer to political and economic collapse. Not for the first time in the country's sixty-one year history the existential question is widely raised: can Pakistan survive? Read more...

Pakistan coalition government collapses

Only months after the elections that saw the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)and the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) elected to form a coalition government, Pakistan's fragile political stability has fractured and collapsed. Read more...

Why is the US military clashing with its Pakistani ally?

A strange thing is happening in Pakistan. It was reported that US and Afghan army had 'exchanged fire' with Pakistani forces. A Pakistani military unit had opened fire on a US helicopter as it crossed the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan. But aren't those two countries meant to be allies in the so-called war on terror? Read more...

Stop the attacks on Pakistan

Throughout September US imperialist forces have been increasing their attacks in the north west frontier regions of Pakistan. The US claims that the Pakistan army is not doing sufficient to deny Afghan Taliban fighters a safe haven in Pakistan.The US military have been attacking villages across the border in Pakistan, claiming they are Taliban bases. So brazen have these violations of the country's sovereignty become that Pakistani troops fired at US military helicopters forcing them to turn back to Afghanistan Read more...

Musharraf resigns to avoid impeachment

The resignation of Pervez Musharraf brings to a close nearly a decade of Pakistani politics, marked by attacks on democratic and anti-imperialist forces at home and adaptation to the commands of US imperialism abroad. Read more...