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Pakistan Trade Union Statement
on the Tragic September 11 Events
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On behalf of the All Pakistan Trade Union Federation and its hundreds of thousands of members, I have been invited to express and share our views regarding the situation prevailing in Pakistan and Afghanistan after the atrocious terrorist attack at the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
We, the workers and people of Pakistan, condemn this act of terrorism and express our grief, from the core of our hearts, to the thousands of innocent lives murdered in the recent suicide attack. We wish to express our sympathy with families and relatives of those who have violently perished in the assaults.
We also denounce that American government is threatening to attack Afghanistan without holding an impartial enquiry and heeding its findings. This has created great frustration among the common people of Pakistan and Afghanistan and other Asian countries. It is a real fact that whole Afghani nation is not terrorist.
In this crucial time, the American government should analyze its foreign polices, why it was that thousands of ordinary American people were killed terribly. If this were analyzed in depth, people would see that these deaths are, in the final analysis, the result of its policies in the region.
I would like to describe the situation and sentiments of the people and workers of Pakistan against the monopoly capitalism and against its worldwide domination and plunder of down-trodden people.
Gulzar Ahmed Chudhary,
All Pakistan Trade Union Federation
September 28, 2001