Pakistan – protest continues despite high temperatures
In Defence of Marxism
More and more sections of the working class are coming out to protest for their demands as the economic crisis deepens in Pakistan. Last week saw huge protests of school teachers in Lahore against the privatization of schools. This week more protestors gathered in Lahore from various sections of society despite scorching heat and high temperatures of around forty-eight degrees celsius.
The strikes range from electricity workers (WAPDA) and farmers to health workers and college professors. The strike of the electricity workers is taking place when the country is facing acute crisis of power outages and the masses are suffering power outages of eight to sixteen hours daily in such high temperatures. These power outages are a direct result of the privatization of power generation two decades ago.