Pakistan
Jalila Haider Prominent Pakistani lawyer-activist banned from foreign travel

Jalila Haider was detained by the Pakistani Federal Investigation Agency at the Lahore airport on January 20 for alleged anti-state activism and she was barred from traveling outside the country

PTM gathering Pakistan Calling for justice for Pashtuns, thousands gather in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) has called for unity among the Pashtun leadership, and has declared that another such public gathering will be held in Balochistan on the death anniversary of PTM leader Arman Loni on February 6

Activists demand overturning of death sentence to Pakistani professor

The death sentence awarded to 33-year-old professor Junaid Hafeez in Pakistan, on charges of blasphemy has been termed as a travesty of justice by human rights groups who claim that it is blatantly against international law

Organizers of Student Solidarity March in Pakistan charged with sedition

Hours after the Student Solidarity March saw thousands hitting streets across 50 locations in Pakistan, nearly 300 unidentified students were charged with sedition by Lahore police. One of the participants was also arrested on December 1

‘The desire for revolution is in our hearts’: historic students’ march in Pakistan

Students in more than 40 cities across Pakistan mobilized to demand the repeal of the ban on student unions and against privatization

Pakistan students' solidairty march_PRSF “The future belongs to us”: Students’ solidarity march in Pakistan

In 1984, Pakistan’s military dictator Zia-Ul-Haq banned student unions in an attempt to suppress students resistance against the dictatorship. Today Pakistani students seek to overturn this ban

Pakistan health workers Health workers in Pakistan challenge government’s privatization drive

Pakistan’s healthcare system is suffering from chronic under investment, worsened by the current privatization drive imposed by the IMF and carried out by the government of Imran Khan

Students march Pakistan Students’ Solidarity March gains momentum in Pakistan

The Awami Workers Party has declared its support for the solidarity march which is being organized by students and other progressive sections in Pakistan on November 29

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

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