Labour Party Pakistan

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Labour Party Pakistan
لیبر پارٹی پاکستان
Secretary-General Nasir Shah
Spokesperson Farooq Tariq
Labour Secretary Nasir Mansoor
Women Secretary Nazli Javeed
Youth Secretary Nisar Lagari
Peasant Secretary Hakim Bahadur Khan
Founded 1986
Dissolved November 10, 2012 (2012-11-10)
Headquarters Directorate-General for Labour Headquarters
Ideology Far left
Left-wing
Religion Secularism
Colors     
Election symbol
Red star.svg
Party flag
Red flag II.svg

The Labour Party Pakistan (Urdu: لیبر پارٹی پاکستان‎, LPP) was a far-left political party and a leading labor union, closely allying associating with Fourth International.

It has the claiming membership of 7,300 members in 2009, which originates from the Trotskyist tradition. Its founders were students in the Netherlands who came into contact with the Committee for a Workers' International and were recruited to that body in 1980. They returned to Pakistan in 1986 and began carrying out entry work in the Pakistan Peoples Party as The Struggle. From 1991 some members split from The Struggle and operated as an open group and in 1995 they became the Jeddojuh Inqilabi Tehrik (JIT) or Struggle Revolutionary Movement. This was in opposition to the advice of the CWI. This was with a membership of 70 militants which grew to 740 by 1997 when the LPP was launched. The LPP was expelled from the CWI after accepting funds from NGOs.[1]

The rest of The Struggle is now a section of the International Marxist Tendency.

The LPP is close to groupings such as the Scottish Socialist Party and the International Socialist Organisation in the United States. In March 2005, it obtained permanent observer status in the reunified Fourth International.[2]

The party is led by its 30-years old chairman Nisar Shah. The General Secretary is Farooq Tariq.

The party has now merged with the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party and the National Workers Party.[3]

Supporters of the party publish a weekly paper in Urdu, Mazdoor Jeddojuhd.

In November 2012, the LPP announced that it was to merge with two other left parties, the Awami Party Pakistan and the Workers Party Pakistan, forming a new Awami Workers Party. The new party's aims would include a break with multinational capital and imperialism, the end of feudalism, establishment of a democratic federal system and improving relations with neighbouring states.[4] The LPP dissolved on 10 November 2012,[5] and Farooq Tariq was elected general secretary of the AWP.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taaffe, P. (March 28, 2005). "CWI: Building a Mass International". Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fourth International leadership meets". March 2005. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.viewpointonline.net/three-left-parties-to-merge-founding-conference-on-4th-november.html
  4. ^ Naeem, Waqas (3 November 2012). "The left unites: To offer an alternative to status quo, new left party formed/". Express Tribune. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Tariq, Farooq. "Labour Party Pakistan dissolved, will be part of the Awami Workers Party". International Viewpoint. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to the Workers Party Pakistan online - a big merger of Pakistani Left, Progressive Forces". Wp-pk.org. 2010-03-21. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 

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