AWP supports long march of Swat people

Islamabad (Feb 19): The Awami Workers Party expresses solidarity with the people of Khwaza Khela, Swat, who have come out in protest against the humiliating and often violent treatment meted out to them by security forces at check-posts in the region. In a joint press statement, AWP Deputy Secretary Ismat Shahjahan and AWP-Pakhtunkhwa President Shahab…

Asma Jahangir — an icon of resistance, rights defender

Islamabad The Awami Workers Party (AWP) leadership and workers are shocked and grieved at the devastating news of the demise of Asma Jahangir. It is hard to put into words the tragedy that her loss represents. In the death of Asma, AWP has lost a comrade, a defender of rights, a great fighter. “Asma Jahangir…

Unity of the Left and progressive forces need of the hour to counter rising tide of extremism, Dr Asim

KARACHI A lively and thought-provoking discussion on “Building a Progressive Consensus in Pakistan” was held at the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Clifton Campus, Karachi on Saturday (February 2). A good number of students, youth, political activists, academics and media persons of the city attended the discussion that was organised…

AWP grieved over loss of 8 lives in Quetta church attack

Islamabad, Dec 17 (PR): The Awami Workers Party (AWP) expresses deep sorrow over the loss of eight lives in a twin suicide attack on a church at Quetta reportedly by the Islamic State terrorist group. According to media reports two suicide bombers attacked Bethel Memorial Methodist Church when Sunday services had just started, exploding a…

AWP for firm action against extremists, end to siege of IDPs camps in Bakkakhel

ISLAMABAD, Nov 16: The Awami Workers Party (AWP) has expressed deep concern at the recent wave of religious extremism and resurgence of fascist forces in Pakistan. The party criticised the government and security agencies’ inaction against these regressive forces. The resurgence of the Taliban in South Waziristan Agency (SWA) under the garb of “peace committee” that has…

AWP condemns Capt Safdar’s verbal attack on Ahmadis

Islamabad, Oct 11: The Awami Workers Party (AWP) has condemned in the strongest possible terms the unprovoked verbal attack on the long-persecuted Ahmadi community by the ruling PML-N legislator and former premier Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Capt (Retd) Safdar in the National Assembly on Tuesday. The party demanded the government to issue an official apology in this…

Alipur Farash model town residents protest lack of facilities

Islamabad, Sept 16: Residents Alipur Farash held a protest march against lack of facilities and negligence of the civic agency. Organised by the Awami Workers Party Rawalpindi-Islamabad, the protesters largely comprised of women and children, who have been suffering due to the CDA’s negligence in providing basic amenities including sanitation facilities to the ‘Model Urban…