Facklig ledare dödad i Pakistan

En ledande facklig pakistansk aktivist och tillika medlem medlem i Socialistiska Partiets systerorganisation i Pakistan, Labor Party Pakistan (LPP), dödades nyligen i ett självmordsattentat i Peshawar den 15 oktober. Så här skrivee Farooq Tariq, från LPP, om Master Khudad och hans död:

The unfortunate side of this episode is that the body of Master Khudad is not handed over to his relatives. A picture of the dead bodies printed in a local paper confirmed the relatives on 18 October that Master Khudad is among the victims.He was missing from home since 15 October and there was no clue of him. Master Khudad was the deputy general secretary of Pakistan Workers Confederation, a founding member of Bonded Labour Liberation Front and was a close friend of Ihsan Ullah Khan, who lives in exile in Sweden.

Pakistan Worker Confederation is the main body of trade unions in Pakistan.

Master Khudad was elected provincial information secretary of Labour Party Pakistan in its founding congress held on 21 November 2004 in North West Frontier Province. He remained a committed member of LPP till his death.

Master Khudad was one of the very few labour leaders of the province who had organized the working class all their lives.

I had not many meetings with him but when he accepted our invitation to join LPP and took active part in mobilising the membership for the two days founding congress of LPP in 2004, I had a chance to discuss with him in detail. He accepted to be part of the leadership.

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