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People of Lahore not to pay the new bus fares

Despite heavy raining, LPP activists gathered in front of a private bus stand at Railway Station Lahore area to protest the recent raise in Lahore bus fares. They appealed to the people of Lahore not to pay the revised bus fares. They demanded an immediate withdrawal of the increased oil prices. Many travelers joined the very live demonstration and agreed with the demand.... more




Building progressive politics in Swat:

By the end of 2010, nearly 2000 have joined Labour Party Pakistan (LPP) in Swat Valley alone during a membership drive campaign launched by LPP Khaiber Pukhtoon Khawa (KP). Among them are over 350 women. From 4-6 January 2011, Labour Party Pakistan Pukntoon Khawa will organize several public activities in different parts of the Valley.

On 4th January, at a function in Bagh Deri, the home village of Fazullah (the main leader of Pakistan Taliban Tehreek) several dozen more locals will announce their joining of Labour Party Pakistan. On 5th January at 10 am, condolences will be offered at Mangoley village near Mangora at the home of Abdullah Qureshi, one of the main leaders of LPP killed in a suicidal attack in December 2007 by the religious fundamentalists. Abdullah Qureshi (72) was one of pioneer of progressive politics in Swat valley. He was one of the main leaders of Awami National Party till 2006, when he decided to join LPP.

 At 12pm, there will be a gathering in Ghari and at 2pm, a public meeting will take place in Chaprial in Matta Tehsil.

On 6th January, a mass peasant rally will take place in Hashat Nagar in Charsada district at 1pm. Hundreds of peasants from different districts are expected to attend this conference organized by recently formed Kissan Mazdoor Itehad.

A delegation of LPP central leadership will take part in these activities. Those who will visit the Valley will include Farooq Tariq spokes person Labour Party Pakistan, Nazli Javed member Federal Committee LPP, Younas Rahu general secretary LPP Sindh, Maqsood Mujahid and Farooq Ahmad members federal executive Committee LPP.

The expansion of LPP in different parts of Khaiber Pukhtoon Khawa (KP) is also the result of the relief work during and after the most devastating floods carried out by Labour Relief Campaign, a net work of 8 social and political organizations including Labour Education Foundation, National Trade Union Federation, Women Workers Help Line, Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee, Progressive Youth Front, Pakistanis For Palestine, CADTM Pakistan and Labour Party Pakistan.

By organizing three days of public activities in several parts of KP, the LPP will be strengthening the progressive politics in the province and it will directly help to curtail the influence of the religious fundamentalists.

Report by: LPP central secretariat






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