BY: Farooq Tariq
Labour Party Pakistan will now hold its fourth national conference
on 8/9th December 2007 at Lahore. The two day conference had been
postponed two times during the year. It has been decided to hold
the conference at any cost. It will not be postponed, even if
a new round of repression starts by then.
The conference was originally scheduled for 20-23rd March 2007.
It was postponed to take part effectively in the advocates
movement. The decision paid off. LPP participation in the advocate
movement is very well appreciated by many among the movement.
Several comrades were arrested during the movement and LPP took
part in almost all the demonstrations of the advocate movement
across the country.
The conference was then scheduled for second time on 9/10/11th
November 2007, but this had to be postponed due to the large scale
arrests of the political activists after General Musharaf declared
emergency on 3rd November.
The conference political document is been discussed by the units
of LPP in different part of the country. The units will also elect
the delegates to represent their areas in the congress.
The political agenda include:
1: International Perspectives:
2: Pakistan presents political and economical situation and perspectives:
3: Need for Study Circles:
4: Labour Party Pakistan organization Report and priorities
5: Elections: National Committee
the LPP conference will also vote some of the constitutional
amendments proposed to improve the LPP internal democracy. It
include proposal that no office bearer of the LPP will be elected
for more than two terms that is four years.
It will also discuss the proposals to change the structure of
the office bearers. The proposal is made by the National Committee
of LPP to the congress that in future only secretaries should
be elected, it include elections of secretary Labour, Peasant,
Youth and Women and general secretary. They will also elect a
spokesperson at national level.
The congress proceedings will be in Urdu but there will translations
available in English language.
We will be very happy if you could send a message of solidarity
to the congress to be read out in the congress. If you have already
sent one, please ignore this appeal.