Report of KPC Vigil on Eid Day for Aitzaz Ahsan

Report of the Eid Day vigil outside Karachi Press Club to protest against the way authorities manhandled Aitizaz Ahsan after he was suddenly ‘temporarily’ released then then abruptly arrested again. Report by Urooj posted on the People’s Resistance network

The CMKP Karachi DC organised a candlelight vigil at 06:00 p.m. yesterday (December 21) outside the Karachi Press Club, to protest against the bullshit meted out to Aitzaz saheb while he was on his way to Islamabad yester-morning.

Even though the entire thingum was put together at a very short notice, quite a few people showed up — around 20 loge thhey, I think. CMKP ki achhi khaasi representation thhee, with comrades Zafar Aslam, Khurram, Adil (who’s still suffering from the aftereffects of December 17), Zoha, Jaffer, some of our KU cadre, and myself. Humarey ilawa
there was Comrade Sherbaz from the Labour Party, while the rest of the people were from Peoples Resistance (PR).

As always, everyone loved the CMKP’s naaras. We’re definitely going to miss Comrade Jaffer after January 5. Oh and then Comrade Khurram got all jazbati and delivered a brilliant speech, which left everyone else k expressions aisey

All in all, great work, team! Although the entire thingum was pretty tame, but given the short notice, we’re glad people got together at all! The purpose was to support the vigils in Lahore and Islamabad, so that a unified, simultaneous message could be sent out all across the country.

We’re grateful to everyone who rallied to the call at such a short notice, especially Sabeen, Husna, Azra, Naeem Sadiq, Sophia, Anis, Awab, and everyone else from PR, as well as our comrades from the Labour Party of Pakistan (LPP).

In Solidarity,
~ Urooj

[CMKP Karachi]