Press releases

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…

AWP President supports struggle of Okara military farms, Dera Sehgal peasants • Demands release of peasant leaders, arrest of Sajida’s killers

LAHORE: The Awami Workers Party President, Fanoos Goojar, Tuesday visited Okara Military Farms on the last leg of his week-long tour of the Punjab where he extended all out support to the struggle of tenants and brick-kiln workers. He was accompanied by Mehmood Butt, vice-president, AWP Punjab, and general-secretary Bhatta Mazdoor Union (brick-kiln workers’ union),…