BY: Farooq Tariq
Over 200 activists and leaders from different Left parties have
been arrested during the first 12 days of the emergency. The different
parties belonging to Awami Jamhoori Tehreek (Peoples Democratic
Movement) are in the forefront of the movement to overthrow the
military regime in Pakistan.
The AJT is an alliance of seven Left parties and groups. The activists
and leaders of Awami Tehreek (Peoples Movement), National Workers
Party and Labour Party Pakistan have been arrested during the
movement alongside with other political parties.
The Awami Tehreek (Peoples Movement) is in the lead among the
Left parties in the movement. Over 140 activists of Awmai Tehreek
have been arrested during the last four days in almost all the
districts of Sindh. The Awami Tehreek leader Rasul Buksh Paleejo
is in underground and police is been haunting him. His houses
and offices have been raided several times. The AT has launched
a movement of courting arrests in every district of Sind.
The general secretary National Workers Party Akhtar Hussain advocate,
seniour vice president of NWP Yousaf Masti Khan, Nisar Shah advocate
chairperson of Labour Party Pakistan are among the arrested 200
activists of the AJT. Bilal Minto, son of Abid Hassan Minto, convener
AJT and president National Workers Party was one of the first
social activists arreste at Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
meeting on 4th November. LPP national committee member Azra Shahd
and Khalid Malik of Labour Education Foundation were also among
the arrested 60 social activists.
This is not first time that Left has taken a lead in the struggle
against militarization and imperialism. It has been always in
the front lines of the movement against the military dictatorships.
Please find below a detail of the strategy of the AT.
Heroes of Awami Tahreek (AT) repeat the History of MRD
During last three days of "Anti Emergency Movement"
launched by Awami
Tahreek (Peoples Movement) more than 140 party workers have presented
themselves for arrests. Repeating the History of Movement for
Restoration of Democracy (MRD), AT has been holding hundreds of
protest demos, sit-ins and rallies in different districts, cities
and towns of Sindh (Pakistan) for:
1- Lifting of Emergency & PCO
2- Release & restoration of judiciary, lawyers, journalists
3- Freedom of Media
Several thousands of Sindhi men and women came on roads against
Emergency imposed by General Mushraf in Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas,
Dadu, Garho, Karachi, Dahon Mail Mori, Gupchani, Kakar, Suhrab
Goth, Dadharko Farm, Dhabechi, Deaee, Larkana, Chodughee, Nawabshah,
Khadro, Soomar Chanar, Ibrahim Haidri, Khorwah, UmerKot, Mithi,
Jungshahi, Nao Kot, Bhirya, Tarai, Jam Sahib, Tharoo Shah, Moya,
Wahi Pandhi, Daro, Pehlwan Goth Karachi, Bhit Shah, Seree, Kotdeji,
Thul, Garhi Yasin, Qasimabad, Gharo and other cities, villages
and towns of Sindh under the call of Awami Tahreek (AT). They
were chanting "Musharaf wazey ker ailan
Pakistan?", "Chief asaan jo
"PCO to saan
.jhero aa", "tho Sindh sukaeen
.jhero aa", "O general tosan
The well-planned short marches and sit-ins paralyzed the govt
mechanism and brought the momentum of mass resistance at