Press releases

‘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 Pakistan’s ruling class parties and the establishment will no longer be able to protect the outdated crumbling political and economic system or hide their contradictions.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…

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…