LPP will organize demonstrations against the
American led imperialist aggression on Iraq in 21 cities on 6th
April 2003. The decision was taken by the newly elected leadership
of Labour Party Pakistan. The leadership was elected on 23rd March
at the second LPP congress held at Lahore. The LPP also decided to
continue to help build a broader anti war movement through Anti
War Committee Pakistan.
The anti war demonstrations will be held at the following cities
on Sunday 6th April at 3pm.
Lahore, Multan, Kanewal, Layya, Dera Ghazi Kahn, Chishtian, Deska,
Mandi Bahuldin, Qasur, Toba Tek Singh and Rawalpindi
Karachi, Moro, Hyderabad, Jacobabad, Sakhar, Mir Pur Khas, Sanghar,
Northern Areas: Gilgat,
Baluchistan province: Quetta,
Pakhtoon Khawa (NWFP): Murdan,
Several leaflets have been produced in different languages to
invite the workers and youth to participate in the rally.
LPP in a statement on the issue of war urged progressives,
radicals and left forces to rise up against the unprecedented act
of terrorism by American and British led so called coalition
forces on innocent Iraqi peoples. While sympathizing the innocent
families who have lost their family members during the war, the
LPP leadership saluted the bravery and courageous stand by the
Iraqi people against the aggressors.
It condemned the Pakistan government so called neutral stand on
Iraq while propagating that they are for peace. The Pakistan
government should immediately expel the American ambassador and
call back the Pakistan ambassador from USA and UK in protest.
Pakistan should not provide any help to American and British
forces by providing air space and other ground facilities to the
It will not do so as it stands shoulder to shoulder with the
American imperialism. The Pakistan government have implemented all
the anti people economic and political policies dictated by the
international monopolies and imperialist institutions. That has
put a lot of burden on the masses. The same multi nationals and
imperialist intuitions want to control the oil of Iraq and thus
LPP reject all the excuses of the American imperialism to justify
the war on Iraq. This is sheer terrorism by Bush and Blair.
LPP leadership appreciated the call by several groups to stop work
to stop the war. That is the only way forward to stop the war.
While appreciating all the international demonstrations on war,
the LPP leadership urge our brothers and sisters internationally
to take the movement forward from just demonstrations. It call on
American and British working class to stop work to stop the war.
We will do that in Pakistan.
If you are one of the cities where the demos are organised, please
help us to motivate more and more people to come to these demos.
Please contact for the place of the demo in your city.
If you are not in one of these cities and want to organise a demo
to be part of the national campaign, please contact us immidietly,
we can send you some printed material for the demo.
For our foreign friends, please send a message of solidarity for
Report by Javed Bhatti
Labour Party Pakistan
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