Asian earthquake disaster: Workers’ Relief and Rehabilitation Committee formed in Bagh city

The Committee will organise all the relief and political work in Bagh.

Members of the Trade Union Rights Campaign Pakistan (TURCP) formed a committee to carry out relief and rehabilitation work, alongside their union rights and political campaign. A five member organising committee was elected, which includes Azad Qadri, Sattar Advocate, Shaukat Taimure, and Jabar.

The Committee will organise all the relief and political work in Bagh. Its formation is a big step forward towards bringing together trade union activists and left political workers to coordinate and organise political work and campaigning.

Last night, TURCP and Trade Union Rights Campaign Kashmir (TURC) members brought a truck load of blankets, food and clothes to two villages desperately in need. The relief efforts of TURCP and TURC have provided food, blankets and medicines to more than 5,000 people in Kashmir and North West Frontier Province (NWFP). We aim to form committees like this in other areas devastated by the earthquake.

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October 2005