Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Social Movements Assembly in Karachi

Network for Women's Rights and National Organization for Working Communities are jointly organizing a Social Movements Assembly for solidarity among the deprived and marginalized communities "to act together-to change the world for better" on Saturday, the 26th of January, at Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi .

The topic of the assembly is The Social Movements for Rights and Justice in Pakistan: Need, Problems and Prospects. You are cordially invited to participate fully in the assembly.


Farhat Parveen and Nigar Barkat

Registration 9:00am to 9:30am

First Session Part I 9:30-11:30

Guest of Honour: Justice (retired) Majida Razvi

Chair: Kaisar Bengali

Aims and Objectives of the Assembly Farhat Parveen

Introduction of Network for Women's Rights Nigar Barkat

Introduction of National Organisaiton for Working Communities Mir Zulfiqar Ali

Political Situation in Country Saleha Athar

Presentations of Movements

Urban Labour Movement Ghulam Mehoob

Peasants Movement Aqila Naz

Fisher Folk movement Tahira Muhammad Ali Shah

Minorities Movement Joe Paul

Tea Break 11:30-11:45

First Session Part II 11:45-12:30

Chair: Anis Haroon

Guest of Honour: Noor Naz Agha

Writers movement Zahida Hina

Teachers/lecturers movement Dr.Riaz Ahmed

Student movement Gul Hassan Jakhrani-

First Session Part III 12:30PM-1:15PM

Chair: Justice (R) Wajeehuddin

Guest of Honour: Shameem-ur-Rehaman

Journalists' movements Ehfaz ur-Rahman

Lawyers and judges Movement Justice (retd) Rasheed Rizvi

Doctors Movement Dr. Shershah Syed

Lunch Break 1:15-2:15

Second Session: Group discussions 2:15-3:00pm

Group Discussion among all representatives of different social movements Presentations from all groups. 1hour

Third Session: Work plan by joint working group 3:00pm-4:15pm

Concluding Remarks by I.A. Rahman 4:15-pm-4:30pm

Vote of Thanks Mehtab Akbar Rashidi

Rally for Peace and Democracy

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