Anti War Committee Pakistan decided today on 31st
January to organize protest demonstrations on 15th February all
over Pakistan. This is to show solidarity with the Iraqi people
against the US imperialism aggression on Iraq. AWCP has responded
to the organizers of 15th February demonstrations all over the
In Pakistan, demonstration will be organized in 20 cities
including Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Gojranwala,
Larkana, Sahiwal, Okara, Peshawar, Qasur, Layya, Sargodha,
Bahawalpur, Mandi Bahaudin, Sheikhupura, Multan, Kharian, and
Hyderabad. More cities will join the on the day, the AWCP
This is despite the fact that the Eid Ul Azha will be celebrated
on 12th February and many will still be traveling to the families
or coming back to the work places after Eid.
The Anti War Committee Pakistan has also agreed to organize an
Anti War Conference on 8th February at Lahore. This is to invite
most of the left intellectuals, writers, poets, political parties
activists to come on one platform and build the movement against
The AWCP also agreed to organize eight protest camps on various
working class districts of Lahore between 8-14 Februarys.
The Committee meeting held was chaired by Abid Hasan Minto,
president National Workers Party. It was also attended by
activists of various progressive political parties, social
organizations and trade unions including Pakistan Peoples Party
Shaheed Bhutto, Labour Party Pakistan, Jemhuri Amen Party, Social
Democratic Party, Joint Action Committee of teachers and doctors
against privatization, Education Foundation, Democratic Labour
Federation, Saraiki National Party.
Anti War Committee Pakistan is a united platform of all the Left
Parties of Pakistan alongside with radical social organizations
and trade unions.
Women Action Forum of Pakistan has also decided to hold a
demonstration against American imperialism aggression on Iraq on
20th February. Joint Action Committee for Peoples Rights agreed to
support this demo and anti war demonstrations and action in its
meeting held yesterday in Lahore.
Please send your solidarity messages for these events to this
Report By: Farooq Tariq
Member coordination committee AWCP