LAHORE -- Police blocked a procession against price hike soon after it was launched by the Mazdoor Kissan Party
(MKP) on Raiwind Road on Sunday.
Siddique Baig from Railway Workers' Union, Nusrat Bashir Zaffar from Pakistan Trade Union Federation, Shabbir Hussain Advocate from Mazdoor Kissan Party
, Shehzad Arshad from Inquilabi Socialist Movement, Labor Leader Muzzammil Wirk, Samson Salamat from Rawadari Tehreek, Qanita Shahida State Life Insurance Union and Abida Chauhdry from Awami Workers Party addressed the participants.
Naushad Amrohvi - a member of the Maoist Mazdoor Kissan Party
(MKP) in 1972 (before leaving for Sweden after the Zia coup) - recently told me:
BUNER -- The Malakand division president of Mazdoor Kissan Party
Ambar Khan Advocate of Shalbandi with hundreds workers, announced all out support to the Awami National Party in the upcoming local government elections.
Initially the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party
(CMKP) and National Workers Party (NWP) merged to form WPP.
Representatives from Mazdoor Kissan Party
, Progressive Youth Alliance, Postal Services Workers' Union, CDA Workers' Union and social activist Tahira Abdullah also took part in the march.
Then there are other parties like the Peoples Mazdoor Kissan Party
, a successor to the Mazdoor Kissan Party
once led by the legendary communist leader Major Ishaq Muhammad; now led by another brilliant academic and musician (who fronts the progressive Laal band), Taimur Rahman.
The parties that attended the meeting were: Awami Workers Party, Pakistan Mazdoor Kissan Party
, Awami Jamhoori Party, Jaey Sindh Mahaz (Khalid Junejo), JK Peoples's National Party, Balochistan National Movement, Pakistan Trade Unions Defence Campaign, Pakistan Mazdoor Mahaz, JK Awami Workers Party, and Communist Party of Pakistan.
Zahoor Khan of the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party
, Mubarik Khan of the Awami Party Pakistan, Aasim Sajjad of the Peoples Rights Movement and numerous other progressives were present.
MKP: The Mazdoor Kissan Party
took out a procession from Thokar Niaz Baig.
On the other side is the concept propounded by Major Ishaq of the Mazdoor Kissan Party
(MKP) and some regional nationalists and described at length by Mr Aitzaz Ahsan in his book The Indus Saga.
Mazdoor Kissan Party
's Comrade Amjad questioned that if activists like Raza will be taken away and silenced, how will the country develop?