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A lifetime of struggle

A lifetime struggle

by Mushtaq Rajpar A PROMINENT voice of progressive left politics in Pakistan, Yousuf Mustikhan passed away this week at the age of 78. Head of the Awami Workers Party, he had been fighting cancer for the past few years, but that did not stop him from continuing to fight for justice for oppressed people and…

Adieu Comrade Yousuf Mustikhan

A lifetime struggle

Yousuf Mustikhan was an icon of Baloch nationalism and left-progressive ideals. He spent all of his life embodying the principles for which he stood. His final contribution to the progressive cause was a poignant reminder of his commitments; in June 2022 he presided over the formation of the United Democratic Front (UDF), a broad-based progressive alliance that he believed was the need of the time to counter the growing influence of the military establishment, traditional bourgeois parties, religious right and new age reactionaries like Imran Khan

نہیں دریا کو انصاف

Monsoon floods' devastation

تحریر: ڈاکٹر بخشل تھلہو “ماحولیاتی تبدیلی نے ہمارے اور انسانی جڑت کے سامنے ایک سوال پیدا کر دیا ہے اور وہ تبدیلی جس کائناتیت کی طرف اشارہ کرتی ہے ۔۔۔وہ کسی تباہ کاری (سیلاب اور خشک سالی) کے مشترکہ احساس سے بھی زیادہ کائناتی ہے”دپیش چکرابارتی (1) یورپ اس وقت جس خشک سالی کا تجربی…

AWP calls for resource mobilisationto tackle flood devastations

Monsoon floods

The AWP has called for a mobilisation of public resources and urgent media coverage of the devastation caused by ongoing monsoon-related flooding in Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Saraiki Waseb, Chitral, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.
Despite the scale of the destruction being equivalent to the floods of 2010, the AWP has criticised the corporate media and ruling classes for continuing to prioritise palace intrigues and power games due to which lives continue to be lost and precious time and resources squandered that should be dedicated to flood relief. AWP President Yousuf Mustikhan and General Secretary Bakhshal Thalho have said that official figures understate the actual scale of the disaster; thousands have lost their lives while millions have been displaced from their homes and livelihood losses are far beyond any meaningful estimate.

عوامی ورکرز پارٹی بزرگ قوم پرست سیاستدان سردار عطا اللہ مینگل کی وفات پر گہرے دکھ کا اظہار کرتی ہے


کراچی: عوامی ورکرز پارٹی بزرگ سیاستدان  اور بلوچستان کے پہلے وزیر اعلی سردار عطاء اللہ مینگل کے انتقال پر گہرے دکھ کا اظہار کرتی ہے اور ان کے اہل خانہ ، دوستوں اور کارکنوں سے دلی تعزیت کرتی ہے۔ سردار عطاء اللہ مینگل طویل علالت کے بعد جمعرات کو   92 سال کی عمر میں کراچی…

AWP slams cancellation of discussion on Balochistan

Press release Karachi: The Awami Workers Party (AWP) has slammed the cancellation of a session to discuss Balochistan at a literary festival. The session titled “Balochistan: a dialogue” at the Sindh Literature Festival (SLF) was cancelled an hour before it was scheduled to take place on Monday. Veteran Leftist political leader and AWP president Yousuf…

AWP condemns intimidation of Baloch missing persons’ families

Press Release Karachi: The Awami Workers Party (AWP) demands an immediate end to the harassment and intimidation of the activists and relatives of Baloch missing persons who have been participating in a sit-in for the last one week in Islamabad. According to media reports and the protesters, the Islamabad police picked up 20 young men…

AWP demands release of PTM chief, others

AWP condemns arrest of Manzoor Pashteen Press release The Awami Workers Party (AWP) condemns in the strongest words the arrest of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader Manzoor Pashteen and four others. “This is a violation of the fundamental rights of Pakistan’s citizens enshrined in the constitution to struggle for their rights through peacefull means and…