Press releases

AWP Opposes Pakistan’s Decision to Join Saudi-led Military Alliance

ISLAMABAD: The Awami Workers Party (AWP) has opposed Pakistan’s decision to join a Saudi-led military alliance which is against the country’s interest and a deviation from the Non-Aligned Movement charter and will fuel regional conflicts and proxy wars. In a statement here on Wednesday, AWP secretary general Akhtar Hussain Advocate said in April 2015, the…

AWP condemns another terrorist attack in Parachinar market

ISLAMABAD: The Awami Workers Party (AWP) expresses sorrow over the loss of 24 lives in yet another market explosion in Parachinar on Friday — the second market bombing this year and the fourth since 2013 in the headquarter of the Kurram Agency. The AWP President Fanoos Gujjar in a statement here on Saturday expressed sympathies…

AWP Condemns Profiling and Humiliation of Pakhtuns in Punjab and Sindh

ISLAMABAD: The Awami Workers Party (AWP) has condemned in the strongest words harassment and massive arrests of Pakhtuns and other nationalities living in Punjab and Sindh. The party asked the Punjab and Sindh governments to stop it forthwith. The massive crackdown on labourers, pushcart owners and common people belonging to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Fata, Gilgit-Baltistan and…

AWP Condemns US Travel Ban on Muslim Countries

LAHORE: The Awami Workers Party condemns the travel ban on citizens, residents and refugees of 7 Muslim-majority countries instituted by the administration of President Donald Trump. While the ban has been instituted in the name of securing the United States from terrorism, the order is in effect, a collective ban on a particular religious community…

AWP Expresses Sorrow Over Loss of Lives in Parachinar Explosion

ISLAMABAD: The Awami Workers Party (AWP) expresses deep sorrow over the loss of 20 lives in a market explosion in Parachinar on Saturday morning. The AWP President Fanoos Gujjar and General Secretary Akhtar Hussain advocate in a joint statement expressed sympathies with the families of those killed as well as injured in the terrorist attack.…

AWP Leaders for Immediate Recovery of Bloggers

ISLAMABAD: The Awami Workers Party leaders have expressed concern at the non-recovery of progressive rights activists and bloggers. In a joint statement President Fanoos Gujjar and general-secretary Akhtar Hussain on Tuesday said that despite a lapse of over one week since Dr Salman Haider, a lecturer, poet, and playwright, as well as five other activists,…

AWP Condemns Sindh Govt Retreat on Forced Conversions Law

ISLAMABAD: The Awami Workers Party (AWP) calls upon Sindh Government to not reverse the law against forced religious conversions in the province. According to media reports the Sindh Government has hinted that it may reverse the law enacted by the provincial assembly against forced religious conversions in the province. “The reversal of the Protection of…