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.
Qamar-Uz-Zaman Khan was released on bail last week after he was arrested on June 22 for organizing an anti-IMF protest
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.
Laal had been in forefront of taking revolutionary music to masses in Pakistan.
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.
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, 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.
The miserable conditions in mines have led to the death of more than 120 workers in recent months.
Eight miners have died in April alone. According to estimates, mine-related accidents kill between 100 to 200 laborers every year in the country.
The Awami Workers Party organized the 90-km long march on April 2. Some of the key demands of the residents were proper electrification, compensation for land acquisition and the withdrawal of the colonial-era ‘numberdari’ tax system
In this episode we look into death of Kurdish political prisoner Zülküf Gezen, Aurat Azadi March in Pakistan and Venezuelan opposition’s attempt to occupy consulate building in United States.
“Feminism with conditions is no feminism,” wrote Karachi based journalist Sadia Khatri in response to right-wing attack against the march. The organizers of the march have been faced death and rape threats online