Protest against the emergency has been getting momentum in the
city. Today three events were held in connection with the growing
movement against military rule.
Two days consultation of representatives of 37 leftist, progressive,
nationalist and democratic parties and groups, lawyers community,
trade unions, professional bodies, writers, and human right activists
ended today at PILER office with adoption of unanimous resolution
against the emergency.
A press conference of left wing political parties along with representative
of civil societys organizations and trade unions held in
Karachi Press Club to inform the press about the out come of the
two days consultations. The press conference was addressed by
Akhter Hussain Advocate (National Workers Party), Jam Saqi (PPP),
Nasir Mansoor (Labour Party Pakistan), Taj Marri (Inqalabi Jamohri
Workers Committee), Yousuf Khattak (Muzdoor Mahaz Amal), Latif
Mughal (peoples Labour Bureau) and Karamat Ali (PILER).
A vibrant protest demo was held at Forum Mall in Clifton
area, attended by dozens of political, social, trade union and
human right activists chanting slogans against the military rule
with pro democracy banners and ply- cards in their hands. The
demo was attended by members of Aurat Foundation, Shirtakgah,
HRCP, Labour Party Pakistan, Communist Mazdoor Kisan Party, Socialist
International, Hosala and numbers of other organizations.