Tag: Class struggle

  • Class-based activism? Sympathy for Shahzeb Khan, apathy for Baldia factory fire victims

    Class-based activism? Sympathy for Shahzeb Khan, apathy for Baldia factory fire victims

    The Global Trade and Labour Compliance conference organised by the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler), in collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Pakistan, took an interesting turn when Advocate Faisal Siddiqi compared the death of Shahzeb Khan to the deaths of the 255 Baldia factory fire victims. Siddiqi was sharing his insight on occupational […]

  • The class based religious activity – by H.A Khan

    The class based religious activity – by H.A Khan

    Yesterday I and my friend had to attend the Qul Khani (A Religious Activity) at two places to commemorate the sad demise of our dear ones. In the evening as I returned from these activities I was in deep shock and sadness. The reason for this is that that I had witnessed that how the […]

  • ینگ ڈاکٹرز ،گوجرانوالہ تشدد کیس اور اصل حقائق — لیل و نہار /عامر حسینی

        ہم نے تین روز قبل ٹی وی چینلز پر ایک فوٹیج چلتے دیکھا-اس فوٹیج میں گوجرانوالہ ڈسٹرکٹ ہسپتال میں ایم ایس کے کمرے کا ایک منظر تھا اور اس دوران ینگ ڈاکٹرز کی تنظیم وائی ڈی اے کے صدر اور چند اور رہنماء بہت اشتعال میں نظر آرہے تھے اور انھوں نے ایم […]

  • خربوزے

      کہتے ہیں خربوزے کو دیکھ کر خربوزہ رنگ پکڑتا ہے، اس کا اندازہ تو نہیں کیا جا سکتا کہ خربوزوں کو اس بات سے اتفاق ہے یا نہیں مگر انسانوں کے متعلق یہ بات بلکل سولہ آنے درست ہے. یقین نہ آئے تو وطن عزیز کا حال ہی دیکھ لیں، ہمارے دوست مجید کی […]

  • Mullahs, NGOs and Civil Society – by Qais Anwar

    پاکستانی غیر سرکاری تنظیموں کی پہلی فکری زولیدگی یہ ہے کہ وہ جامعہ مدنی (سول سوسائٹی ) کی نمائندہ ہیں .ماضی میں پاکستان کی سول سوسائٹی کی ساری جنگیں مزدور تنظیموں نے لڑی ہیں جن کو جناب ذولفقار علی بھٹو اور ضیاء الحق کے زمانے میں تباہ کر دیا گیا ، رہی سہی مزدور تحریک […]

  • PFUJ asked the democratic set up to ensure its writ on media owners!

    According to the PFUJ, these facts expose the true face of media owners from their conduct. These are permanent features and agenda of the media industry and media tycoon were building their empires on the blood of working journalists, and for extortion of money they use all means without caring for any law, rules and […]

  • Reinstate Sajida Mir

    As a result of her dispute last week with Fauzia Behram, Sajida Mir has been dismissed from her role as president of the Lahore chapter of the women’s wing of PPP. Talking to reporters, Mir said she did not receive any show-cause notice from the party and PPP central leader Faryal Talpur did not inquire […]

  • Lahore terrorist attacks, military actions and future prospects – by Dr Omar Ali

    Terrorists (Punjabi Taliban) simultaneously attacked two Ahmedi sect mosques in Lahore during Friday prayers and killed over 80 people. First thoughts on this evil attack: 1. The choice of target is easy to understand. Ahmedis are a persecuted and vilified minority in Pakistan and “mainstream” news organizations feel no compunction about attacking them, so the […]

  • The Constitutional Package vs Masses Miseries – by H.A. Khan

    Now a days if you switch on any news channel you will see a very deep and detailed discussion on the current work of the 27 members committee on the coming constitutional package. All anchors are confirming with their all sources that all has been agreed between all the members and now the final draft is underway and […]

  • PPP and the working class

    President Zardari has signed the Services Tribunal (Amendment) Bill 2010, repealed the Removal from Service (Special Power) Ordinance 2000 and Section 2A of the Services Tribunal Act 1973, a controversial clause that deprived redress to employees as they were not allowed to approach labour courts. Friday obviously turned out to be quite an eventful day […]

  • The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie — by Salman Tarik Kureshi

    Our captains of industry can justifiably blame inconsistent government policies, bureaucratic corruption, Bhutto’s nationalisations, political instability, bad law and order, infrastructural limitations, the power crisis and so on. But the fact of a powerless and politically inert big bourgeoisie remains the bottom line The shocked cries of “corruption!” emanating from drawing rooms and TV sets […]