Sunday 13-May-2012: 10 protests planned across Pakistan
The appeal in the Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Court against the rejection of bail by the Anti-Terrorist Court is set for Monday, 14-May-2012. The purpose of these demonstrations the day before is to make it clear to the colonial administration of Gilgit-Baltistan that even Pakistanis, in whose name they claim to rule the territory, reject their brutal, anti-people rule, and stand in complete solidarity with the Hunza Five.
The details of the demonstrations planned for Sunday, 13-May-2012 are as follows:
Peshawar, Press Club, contact: Farman Ali, 0342-9875394
Mingora, Press Club, contact: Abdul Jalal, 0302-5987285
Islamabad, Press Club, contact: Nisar Shah, 0300-2147960
Faisalabad, Press Club, contact: Mian Qayyum, 0300-6606306
Gujranwala, Press Club, contact: Haroon Rasheed, 0321-6423608
Lahore, Bhagat Singh Chowk (Shadman), contact: Amanullah Kariapper, 0344-4648479
Okara, Press Club, contact: Meher Abdus Sattar, 0300-6961545
Multan, Press Club, contact: Sohail Javed, 0333-6101885
Hyderabad, Press Club, contact: Bakhshal Thalho, 0344-3333888
Karachi, Press Club, contact: Nasir Mansoor: 0300-3587211
The organisers of the demonstration in Faisalabad, the Labour Qaumi Movement, will also highlight the plight of the nine trade unionists unjustly accused of terrorism by the capitalist clique that controls the local administration and courts.
The demonstration in Lahore will take the form of the occupation of the Bhagat Singh Chowk in Shadman from 5 to 7 PM.
All progressive groups and individuals across the country are invited to join hands with us to fight back against this oppressive colonial state and re-claim some measure of dignity and freedom.
Freedom for Ameer Khan, Rashid Minhas, Iftikhar Hussain, Amir Ali and Baba Jan!