Press releases

AWP rejects GB Order 2018 and demands autonomy to the disputed region

Awami Workers Party (AWP) has rejected the recently imposed GB Order 2018 by Islamabad on Gilgit-Baltistan and considers it a move to strengthen its grip on the region and perpetuate the seventy-year colonial rule to usurp its natural resources. The party in its two-day Federal Executive Committee meeting held recently at its head offices at…

‘The future of world under the influence of globalization’

Since the late 1970s, the world’s economy and dominant nations have been marching to the tune of neoliberal globalization, whose impact and effects on average people’s livelihood and communities everywhere are generating great popular discontent, accompanied by a rising wave of nationalist and anti-elitist sentiments. But what exactly is driving globalization? And who really benefits…

AWP condemns US-led imperialist aggression against Syria

Islamabad, April 15, 2018 (PR): The Awami Workers Party (AWP) has condemned in the strongest possible words the missile strikes on Syria by the imperialist powers. The party termed it unjustified and an act of aggression that will escalate conflicts in the region and calls for an immediate halt to US-led attacks on Syria and…

AWP supports movements against state repression, enforced disappearances, economic exploitation

LAHORE, April 9, 2018: The Awami Workers Party (AWP) reiterates its support to people’s movements for their fundamentals rights and against the retrogressive and exploitative state policies. Pakistan’s ruling class parties and the establishment will no longer be able to protect the outdated crumbling political and economic system or hide their contradictions. The so-called ‘revolutionaries’, and…

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…