Over 500 women protested today in Lahore against
the American aggression on Iraq. The demonstration was organised
by Women Workers Help Line to commemorate the international day of
women. The "women for peace" rally started from Shimla Pehari and
eneded at the Charing Cross. Working class women from different
part of the city were chanting slogans against the American war on
Iraq. They were holding play cards with many slogans in this
At the end of the rally, speakers warned Pakistani government not
to support the second American resulation in the Security Council.
They said women will suffer the most if the war starts. They
lashed at the gangsterism of the religious fundamentalists at
Karachi agaisnt the progressive youth, who were distributing the
leaflets at Karachi University against war on Iraq today on 7th
March. The speakers confirmed their support for 20th March rally
by Anti War Committee Pakistan.
Speakers included Bushra Khaliq and Azra Shad of WWHL, Farooq
Tariq labour Party Pakistan, Furrukh Suhail Goindi of Anti War
Committee Pakistan and Shahtaj Qazalkbash of Joint Action
Committee for Peoples Rights.