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LPP Announces Nationwide Movement Against the Regime

By Farooq Tariq

Labour Party Pakistan announces the nationwide movement against
the regime

Postpone congress to join the advocate’s movement

Rallies on 26th March in six cities

Labour Party Pakistan has postponed its scheduled three days
congress. The congress was due to be held from 24-26th March at
Lahore. This is to join the mass movement against the military
regime. The decision was announced by Farooq Tariq general
secretary Labour Party Pakistan at a press conference held today
22nd March at Lahore Press Club. Azra Shad, chair person Women
Workers Help Line and Mohammed Yousaf Baluch chairman National
Trade Union Federation Pakistan also spoke at the press

Farooq Tariq told the press conference that the LPP congress
preparations were complete. Over 200 delegates was scheduled to
participate in the fourth Congress of LPP. But due to the urgency
of the situation, LPP leadership after consultation with the
National Committee decided to postpone the congress for a month.

“LPP will take out a rally on 26th March from Lakshmi Chouck
Lahore to Lahore High Court. At 3pm to protest against the
militarization of Pakistan. The rally is organized in solidarity
with the advocates. Similar rallies will be taken out on the same
day in Karachi, Peshawar, Gilgit, Moro and Multan by LPP
activists” he told the reporters.

The LPP leadership welcomed the decision of the Alliance of
Restoration of Democracy ARD to launch a nationwide movement
against the regime on 26th March. They told the media that LPP
will join the rallies of the ARD where ever is possible and
appeal to the working class in Pakistan to join the movement
against the high headedness of the military regime.

“we welcome ARD decision not to go along with the religious
fundamentalist during the movement, the MMA, the main alliance of
the religious forces have cooperated with the military regime at
every crucial times. They will again back down at decisive
times” Faroq Tariq told the media.

“We support the movement of the advocates because they have
challenged the writ of the regime in a very effective way. We
welcome the decisions of the chief justice Iftikhar Choudry in
favor of the working class but want to make it clear that we are
not in the movement to make one person hero; this is a movement
to overthrow the military regime. We appeal to the trade unions,
radical social organizations and progressive political parties to
unit and launch a mass movement against the regime. We have not
used a different day than that of ARD as we want to have a united
movement”. Farooq tariq said in the press conference.

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