National Sections of the L5I:

Pakistan

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...

End Pakistan army offensive in Swat valley

The Pakistani military operation in Swat must end, and the US must stop intervening in South Asia Read more...

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...