Islamabad - Pakistan Awami Workers Party (PAWP) Wednesday criticised the ongoing protest sit-ins of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT), saying revolution depends upon the struggle of working class.

The PAWP demanded sweeping land, judicial and electoral reforms to ensure protection and promotion of right to health, education and shelter for all citizens. Addressing a press conference here at National Press Club PAWP leaders including Dr Farzana Bari and Nisar Shah said that revolutions can never be brought through hollow slogans and rhetoric but through the struggle of the working classes.

Dr Bari said that raising slogan for change and revolution in Pakistan has become fashion. However the champions of change never highlighted the basic issues of masses like soaring prices, electricity shortfall and housing problems.

The leaders of newly formed party also criticised the past and present military and civilian governments. They said that the present crises of inflation, unemployment, energy shortage, abject poverty, deteriorating health and educational system are due to flawed policies of military and civilian governments of past and present. They further added that the rulers toe the lines of imperialists on economic and political fronts.

Meanwhile, the speakers also criticised the present government’s economic policies that instead of utilising indigenous resources to achieve economic and social independence the government is acquiring huge amount of debt from international monetary institutions.