Thursday, November 08, 2007

APTUF Slams Martial Law in Pakistan

All Pakistan Trade Union Federation
November 7th, 2007

Let us claim the world over for immediate cancellation of the state of emergency in Pakistan

On November 3rd, 2007, a state of emergency has been imposed to Pakistan. In the days that followed, arrests have been multiplied. Demonstrations have been banned, and constitutional rights suspended.

All Pakistan Trade Union Federation supports the demand of trade unions and democratic organisations in Pakistan that the State of emergency be immediately cancelled, all prisoners released and the right of expression and association guaranteed.

The All Pakistan Trade Union Federation send its support and solidarity especially to democratic
organisations/ activists/ lawyers/journalists/peasants and all trade unions in Pakistan. We call to send declarations from all over the world asking for the immediate cancellation of the State of
emergency and the restoration of all elementary democratic rights.

We invite you to send these demands to the Pakistani authorities and to communicate to us your initiatives, in order to be able to inform Pakistani trade unions which are engaged in a fight for the defence of democratic rights and the right to organise.

Send telegrams and declarations to:
- the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, General Musharaff President House- Islamabad, Pakistan.
- the embassies of Pakistan in your own country

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