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Pakistan

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...

Pakistan: Opposition parties win elections, but will they force Musharraf out?

The victory of the Pakistani Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslims League - Nawaz (PML-N), in parliamentary elections was a severe blow for Musharraf and a demonstration of the strength of feeling against him. A L5I supporter in Pakistan reports on the election, looks to the future, and asks will the PPP impeach Musharraf? Read more...

After Bhutto's assassination - where now for Pakistan?

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto on December 27 in Rawalpindi has thrown Pakistan into an even deeper crisis than those that have wracked it since 9 March 2007 when President Pervez Musharraf suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Despite claims from the military regime that they have evidence proving the involvement of Islamist groups linked to Al Qa’eda in the assassination, widespread popular anger has been principally directed against Musharraf himself and at the army and police. Read more...

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