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Mohammad Ismail Professor and father of prominent activist, Mohammad Ismail denied bail by Pakistani court

Ismail was sent to 14 days in judicial remand after he was arrested on October 24 on charges falling under the draconian anti-terror laws in the country. He faces a possible seven-year jail term if convicted.

Pakistan WAPDA Privatization of state water and power authority triggers protests in Pakistan

Unions are opposing the federal government’s decision to privatize the Water and Power Development Authority of Pakistan, claiming that it will result in an increase in power tariffs

Pashtun leaders Lawmakers Ali Wazir and Moshin Dawar of the Pashtun protection movement get bail in Pakistan

Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar were arrested following a clash between protesters and the army in North Waziristan. At least three protesters died in the incident but the army detained the leaders claiming soldiers were fired on

Pakistan garment workers Pakistani garment workers pay tribute to victims of 2012 factory fire

As many as 257 workers died in the fire at the Ali Enterprises factory in Karachi. Workers struggled for six years to get compensation and to this day, labor under hazardous working conditions

Nine dead in coal mine accident in Pakistan

At least 17 coal miners have reportedly lost their lives this year by choking to death inside collapsed coal mines in different areas of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Pakistani union leader arrested for protesting against the IMF was released on bail

Qamar-Uz-Zaman Khan was released on bail last week after he was arrested on June 22 for organizing an anti-IMF protest

Pakistan MKP protest MKP to embark on nationwide march against price hike on June 21

The march comes in the background of the recent IMF bailout package which would lead to the cutting of crucial subsides for the country’s poor.

Taimur Rahman_Laal Band_Pakistan_Peoples Dispatch Revolutionary rhythms aka how art can change the world

Laal had been in forefront of taking revolutionary music to masses in Pakistan.

ATW ep 28 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 28

In this episode, Peoples Dispatch takes a look into the issue of political prisoners in Colombia, Pakistan and Ecuador and report on the release of Jesús Santrich and the arrests of Ali Wazir and Ola Bini.

Protests in Brazil, Paksistan and Turkey calling for Ali Wazir's release. Activists across the world demand release of Pakistan’s Pashtun movement leaders

Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar were arrested shortly after a protest they led was fired on by the Pakistani army in North Waziristan. Three activists were killed in the firing on the protest against atrocities by the army.

Taimur Rehman interview Pakistan Imran Khan, the IMF and the army: Taimur Rahman on Pakistan’s devastating troika

Taimur Rehman, general secretary of Pakistan’s Mazdoor Kisan Party (MKP) talks about the neoliberal crisis under the rule of prime minister Imran Khan, and the implications of the recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan.

Pakistan coal miners Coal miners continue to lose lives in Pakistan

The miserable conditions in mines have led to the death of more than 120 workers in recent months.

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