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ALL PAKISTAN POLITICAL PARTIES CONFERENCE AT LAHORE.

لاہور ہائی کورٹ بار ایسوسی ایشن نے کل مورخہ 9 دسمبر 2017ء بروز ہفتہ کو لاہور میں “موجودہ ملکی سیاسی صورتحال اور جمہوریت کا مستقبل” کے موضوع پر ایک آل پاکستان پولیٹیکل پارٹیز کانفرنس کا انعقاد کیا ہے جس میں کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان (سی پی پی) کو بھی دعوت دی گئی ہے جس کے لئے ہم لاہور ہائی کورٹ بار ایسوسی ایشن کا شکریہ ادا کرتے ہیں

کل کو منعقد ہونے والی آل پاکستان پولیٹیکل پارٹیز کانفرنس میں کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان کی نمائندگی پارٹی کے مرکزی سینئر وائس چیئرمین ڈاکٹر ظفراللہ خان کی قیادت میں ایک وفد کرے گا. اس کا اعلان سی پی پی کے چیئرمین انجینئر جمیل احمد ملک نے اپنے ایک بیان میں کیا ہے

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OBJECTIONS OF CPP ON DRAFT ELECTIONS RULES 2017 OF ECP!

BEFORE THE ELECTION COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD

Application No._____/2017

BRIEF STATEMENT CONCERNING THE OBJECTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS AND PROPOSALS IN RESPECT OF ANY PROVISION OF THE DRAFT ELECTIONS RULES 2017 BY THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PAKISTAN (CPP) DULY REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTY WITH ELECTION COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN ISLAMABAD.

Respectfully Sheweth,

1.       That the press release and the Notification dated 12th of October, 2017 of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) notifying to the General Public of Pakistan that the ECP is pleased to publish the Draft Elections Rules 2017 with the direction that the objections or suggestions in respect of any provision of the Elections Rules 2017 may be filed in ECP Secretariat Islamabad by 26th October, 2017.

  1. That in compliance with the above directions of the Commission, the applicant is a political party established in almost every country of the world. In some parts of the world, the Communist Party is a ruling party and in the rest of the countries, it is opposition of the ruling party. Its basic manifesto is to have socialism based on the ideology of Karl Marx, who was a German philosopher, political economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, communist and a great revolutionary of all era. The Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) under its subjective condition is in the political arena since long for the social change, free from exploitation of man by man and is working for the welfare of the downtrodden and poor masses. The CPP is a registered political party with the Election Commission of Pakistan under the Article 17 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 with Sickle as its election symbol and it was the first time that the Communist Party too took part in General Elections of 2013 but the peoples not voted for our party and we with open heart accepted all the results against our party.

Accordingly, the CPP files this application with brief statement, suggestions and proposals through its Central Chairman, Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik to apprise our party view point concerning the objections or suggestions or proposals in respect of any provision of the Elections Rules 2017, which are now to be filed in ECP Secretariat Islamabad by 26th October,2017 through the courier ‘TCS’ for the kind considerations of the Election Commission on the following facts and grounds, inter-alia:-

(A)     OBJECTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS BY THE COMMUNIST PARTY (CPP).

Firstly –       Sub-Rule 4 of Rule 138 of Draft Election Rules 2017 reads as under:-

“(4)    The petition shall also be accompanied by a receipt showing that the petitioner has deposited at any branch of the National Bank of Pakistan as security for the costs of the petition, a sum of twenty thousand rupees in the head of account “C03-Miscellaneous Receipts, C038-Others, C03870-Others (Election Receipts)”.”

In the repealed Representation of Peoples Act, 1976, it was Rs.1000/-only and now the increase of price of Rs.1000/- to Rs.20000/- in sub-rule 4 of Rule 138 is not justified at all. Therefore, it should be reduced as Rs.1000/- instead of Rs.20000/- as proposed now.

Secondly –    Sub-Rule 3 of Rule 153 of Draft Elections Rules 2017 reads as under:-

“(3) The sum of two hundred thousand rupees shall be deposited in State Bank of Pakistan or National Bank of Pakistan as enlistment fee in the head of account “C03 Miscellaneous Receipts, C038-Others, C03870-Others (Election Receipts)”

In the repealed Representation of Peoples Act, 1976 and all other election laws, there was no fee for registration of a new political party. It is a poor country and majority peoples are very poor and living in miserable conditions. The Election Commission of Pakistan and the bourgeoisie, feudal, rich and elite classes don’t want any representation of the political parties like Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP), Mazdoor Kissan Party (MKP) and others parties who represents only the labours, peasants, downtrodden and poor masses of Pakistan. How can party like CPP and others who are representing the working class, downtrodden and poor masses of Pakistan can afford Rs.2,00,000/- as Registration Fee? In Pakistan, all the rightist political parties like PPP, PMLN, PTI, ANP, MQM, PML(Q) and others National Parties are rich comprising of feudal, bourgeoisie and elite classes and sections of our society and all these political parties represents the interest of the feudal and bourgeoisies and so for them Rs.2,00,000/- is just a very small and petty money.

Keeping in view as above stated, the Registration Fee of Rs.2,00,000/- for the registered political parties may kindly be waived off and the old  system of registration of political parties without any fee may kindly be restored.

Thirdly –      The Rule 51 as a whole of Draft Elections Rules 2017 reads as under:-

“51.   Deposit for nomination.—(1)  The Returning Officer shall maintain a register in Form-28 in which he shall enter the particulars of every cash deposit made to him under section 61 or of the bank draft or deposit receipt of the National Bank of Pakistan accompanying a nomination paper.

(2)     Receipt of a cash deposit or of a bank draft, as the case may be, by the Returning Officer shall be acknowledged in Form-29 and the amount received in cash or through bank draft shall be deposited by him at a branch of the National Bank of Pakistan.

(3)     The head of account for the purpose of deposit at a branch of the National Bank of Pakistan shall be “G-11-Special Deposit Investment, G-112-Other Deposit Accounts, G-11220-Deposits in connection with Elections”.

(4)     The return of a deposit which is required to be refunded under sub-section (3) of section 61 shall be authorized under the seal and signature of the Returning Officer.”

Previously in was Rs.4000/- and 2000/- for the nomination of National and Provincial Assemblies but in section 61 of the Elections Act 2017, it was fixed as Rs.30000/- and Rs.20000/- for the National and Provincial Assemblies, which is too much.  The old practice of Rs.4000/- and Rs.2000/- as fee for National and Provincial Assemblies was within the limit of a poor and middle class peoples to contest the elections. It seems to us that the Election Commission of Pakistan and the Parliamentarians from all the rightist and national parties like PPP, PMLN, PTI, ANP, MQM, PML(Q) and others don’t want to see any members in the National and Provincial Assemblies from the left political parties like CPP, MKP and AWP who are representing the downtrodden and poor masses of Pakistan. Such an increase in election fee only means that the present Parliament is a place of bourgeoisies, feudal, rich and elite classes of our society and this aspect contradicts the basic philosophy of the Article 2-A, 3 and others such like Articles of the Constitution of the Pakistan, 1973 and that of democracy which gives right to every downtrodden and poor citizen of Pakistan to contest the election but in the presence of such a heavy fee as now imposed in Section 61 of the Elections Act 2017, how it can be possible for a downtrodden workers, peasants and laborers’ belonging to the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP), Mazdoor Kissan Party (MKP) and Awami Workers Party (AWP) to contest the General Elections of 2018?

Keeping in view as above stated, the Nomination Fee of Rs.30000/- and Rs.20000/- may now kindly be waived off and the old Nomination Fee of Rs.4000/- and Rs.2000/- for National and Provincial Assemblies may kindly be restored for a fair and free elections of 2018.

Fourthly –    The Rule 135 of Draft Elections Rules 2017 reads as under:-

“135. Action relating to election expenses.—(1) In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 136, the concerned officer of the Commission shall, on receipt of original return of election expenses and documents under rule 135, scrutinize the election expenses in respect of each contesting candidate.

(2)     In order to ascertain the veracity of the bills, receipts or other documents, the officer may contact the printer, the publisher or any other vender by whom such bills, receipts or documents were issued.

(3)     The process of scrutiny of returns under section 136 shall be completed within a period of 90 days from the date of submission of return of election expenses.”

That the maximum limit of expenditure to contest the General Elections 2013 was fixed at Rs.15,00,000/- for election of National Assembly and Rs.10,00,000/- for the election of Provincial Assembly vide section 49 of the Representation of the People Act, 1976 and now the maximum limit of expenditure to contest the General Elections 2018 is fixed at Rs.40,00,000/- for election of National Assembly and Rs.20,00,000/- for the election of Provincial Assembly vide sub-section 3 of the Section 132 of the Elections Act, 2017 but 99% of the candidates spends more than one and half crores to three crores of Rupees or even more and submit false return of election expenses due to fear of disqualification from the membership of assembly and the winning candidates always concealed all their major and actual expenses incurred during their election campaign and shows a very small and petty amount incurred on their election expenses, otherwise in practice and during the election campaign, 99% of the winning candidates  in General Elections of 2013 in fact violated the limits of Rs. 15 lac and Rs. 10 lac as allowed to them vide section 49 of the Representation of the People Act, 1976 and even this sole score was/is sufficient for their disqualification but neither the Returning Officer nor the Election Commission of Pakistan takes any Notice of their fake, frivolous and false election expenses and the net result is that the poor peasants, workers, downtrodden and the ordinary peoples cannot contest the elections with the rich, feudal, bourgeoisie and the elite classes of Pakistan.

This section of the election law spending expenditure on election be strictly followed and the limits of Rs.40,000,00/- and Rs.20,000,00/- for National and provincial Assembly be reduced to Rs.15,00,000/- and Rs.10,000,00/- for National and Provincial Assembly as it was practice in the past.

In our party opinion, for election you don’t need money. You need only will and election manifesto. One Salam carried election campaign on his bicycle in Peshawar against Arbab Niaz elder brother of Ex-Chief Minister Arbab Jehangir and won that election.

The applicant party is seeking reduction in expenditure in election campaign only for this purpose that the peoples with money cannot become the member of the National and Provincial Assemblies.

The applicant himself contested election of National Assembly twice on party ticket of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and spent a very little amount in both the elections.

It is totally wrong concept that you need money for elections. No one can stop others to spend billions on elections and similarly no one stop you if you do election campaign without spending any money.

The feudal, bourgeoisies, rich and elite classes all wants that an ordinary and poor people’s should not contest the elections and they give them impressions to the general public that if you don’t have a millions or billions of Rupees, you cannot contest the elections, which is totally and practical wrong saying.

For election, one only needs party ticket of CPP and election fee but election fee now enhanced from Rs.4000/- to Rs.30000/- for National Assembly and Rs.2000/- to Rs.20000/- for Provincial Assembly are too much for a poor peasants, workers, downtrodden masses of our country and the applicant has also raised the issue of reduction of election fee for nomination in this application.

In our party opinion, during election campaigns, you don’t need chairs and stage. Just by standing yourself in front of peoples you can address your elections campaign from one Mohallah to others and for that you only need one handset of microphone and nothing else.

(B)     PROPOSALS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PAKISTAN (CPP).

  1. That the one law concerning the corrupt and illegal practices under the Representation of the People Act, 1976 have been intentionally ignored, omitted and deleted by all the Parliamentarians of PMLN, PTI, PML(Q), PPP, MQM, ANP and all other nationalists and religious parties in the Parliament while passing the newly Elections Act 2017. The reason is as to why all these bourgeoisies parties in the Parliament have ignored, omitted and deleted one law concerning the illegal and corrupt practices is now narrated below for the kind perusal and consideration of the present learned Election Commission of Pakistan and the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) graciously request this Honourable and present learned Election Commission of Pakistan to pass an appropriate orders in this context for holding free and fair elections scheduled in year 2018 on the following illegal and corrupt practices narrated as under:-

Firstly –       That the transportation of voters from home to polling stations and then back to home was violation of the section 78(5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1976 and was a punishable offence under the section 82 of the Representation of the People Act, 1976 with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years but surprisingly the section 78(5) which reads as under:-

“(5)    knowingly, in order to support or oppose a candidate, lends, employs, hires, borrows or uses any vehicle or vessel for the purposes of conveying to or from the polling station any elector except himself and members of his immediate family;”

was altogether omitted, ignored and deleted from the Section 167 to 186 and all others sections of the Elections Act, 2017.

This section was purposely omitted, ignored and deleted by all the Parliamentarians while passing the Elections Act 2017 as 99% of the candidates of all these bourgeoisie political parties violates section 78(5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1976 for bringing the voters from their home to polling stations and then back to their home on the day of polling and this action by them not only violated the Article 4 of the Code of Conduct for Political Parties but also violated the section 78 (5) of the Representation of the People Act which states that “knowingly, in order to support or oppose a candidate, lends, employs, hires, borrows or uses any vehicle or vessel for the purpose of conveying to or from the polling station any elector except himself and members of his immediate family.” The violation of section 78 (5) was a punishable offence with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both u/s 82 of the Act but surprisingly after the omission and deletion of this section in the Elections Act 2017, neither the Returning Officer nor the Election Commission of Pakistan can take any action against them now.

This aspect of providing vehicles to the voters from home to polling station and back is a main hurdle for the common and ordinary man to contest the elections as common and the ordinary man cannot afford such expenses of transportation. Our request to the present learned Election Commission of Pakistan is either to include this deleted and omitted section of the Election Acts 2017 in the Draft Election Rules 2017 or alternatively an appropriate orders may kindly be passed to the Federal Government for providing the transportation by the Government itself to all the voters from home to polling station and back in the interest of free and fair elections of 2018.

Secondly –    That also the candidates contesting the elections should be Ameen, sagacious, righteous and an honest person under Article 62 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 but a large majority of the contesting candidates of all the bourgeoisies political parties lacks all these qualities as above referred but neither the Returning Officer nor the Election Commission of Pakistan cares and has taken any notice of it so far. What is then the purpose of the Article 62 in the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973? The present learned Election Commission of Pakistan should take notice of this specific qualifications of the candidates contesting the elections under Article 62 of the Constitution in the scheduled General Elections of 2018 or alternatively the Government and the Parliament should be directed to amend this Article and restore the original Article 62 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 which reads as under:-

62. Qualifications for membership of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament).A person shall not be qualified to be elected or chosen as a member of Majlise-Shoora (Parliament) unless—

(a) he is a citizen of Pakistan;

(b) he is, in the case of the National Assembly, not less than twenty five years of age and is enrolled as a voter in any electoral roll for election to that Assembly;

(c) he is, in the case of the Senate, not less than thirty years of age and is enrolled as a voter in any area in a Province or, as the case may be, the Federal Capital or the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, from where he seeks membership; and

(d) he possesses such other qualifications as may be prescribed by Act of Parliament.”

Thirdly –           That the banners, posters and stickers used by all the bourgeoisies political parties are always of larger sizes than the prescribed sizes of (a) Posters 2’ x 3’ (b) Hoardings 3’ x 5’ and (c) Banners 3’ x 9’ but neither the Returning Officer nor the Election Commission take notice of it. The Returning Officer and the Election Commission of Pakistan were so partial and influenced that knowingly every violations of the bourgeoisies’ political parties closed their eyes and ears till the announcement of the election result.

Similarly the Section 181 of the Elections Act 2017 and the Article 3 of the Code of Conduct for Political Parties completely prohibits any development schemes where the election is taking place but the party in powers whosoever it may be, never ever cares for such restrictions and Code of Conduct for Political Parties and announces development schemes in contrary to all election laws. The learned present Election Commission of commission may kindly also pass an appropriate orders in this context as deemed fit so as to have free and fair elections in our country.

  1. Sir! It would not be out of place to say that judgment dated 08.06.2012 concerning the electoral reforms as passed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the Constitution Petition No.87/2011 titled Workers Party and others versus Federation of Pakistan and others reported on the website of http://www.supremecourt.gov.pk/web/page.asp?id=1083   has neither been implemented by the Election Commission of Pakistan nor the Government of Pakistan so far. The present learned Election Commission of Pakistan may kindly also look into this matter as to why neither the Election Commission of Pakistan nor the Government of Pakistan has implemented the decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan yet concerning the electoral reforms as passed in the Worker Party case in the General Elections of 2013 and in subsequent Bye-Elections which reads as under:-

“81. In pursuance of the above, we hold and direct as under: –

(a) All the election laws be strictly implemented by the Election Commission in the discharge of its constitutional mandate under Article 218(3) of the Constitution, Representation of the People Act and other laws/rules;

(b) The Election Commission is empowered to check not just illegal actions relating to the election (violating the limits set for campaign finance, etc.) or corrupt practices (bribery, etc.), but is also empowered to review all election activities, including Jalsas, Jaloos, use of loudspeakers, etc. for their effects on the standards of ‘fairness, justness and honesty’ that elections are expected to meet. The Election Commission is also empowered to take preemptive measures to ensure that the spirit of democracy and ‘fairness, justness and honesty’ of elections is fully observed. The Election Commission is, therefore, directed to take all necessary steps to ensure the same;

(c) The Election Commission must undertake monitoring of the election expenses from the day the holding of election is notified. A candidate must account for all the expenses immediately after the election is over. The Declaration Form should include the following further declarations: –

(i) To meet election expenses, I have opened account No.______________ with _____________________ [name & branch of a scheduled bank] and deposited therein the amount permissible for election expenses.

(ii) All election expenditure shall be made out of the money already deposited in the aforesaid account.

(iii) No transaction towards the election expenses shall be made through an account other than the above account. [Copy of bank statement will be annexed with the Return.];

(d) The Election Commission must hold meetings with the candidates and apprise them of the relevant laws/rules, receive from them statements of expenses on weekly basis by engaging election staff and carry out inspection at random at different places. All transactions relating to election expenses should be entered into with GST registered firms/persons;

(e) To facilitate the voters, the number of polling stations may be increased appropriately throughout the country so that the polling stations are not at a distance of more than two kilometers from the place of residence of voters. In this behalf, the Election Commission may take into consideration the suggestions made at the bar, including the provision of official transport to the voters, but in no case, shall it allow the candidates to hire/use private transport on election day. Where arrangement for transport is made by the Election Commission, the routes of such transport should be widely advertised in the print and electronic media for information of the general public;

(f) As regards the handing over of Perchis to the voters at election camps, the Election Commission must take steps to provide the requisite information to the voters by other means as discussed hereinabove. Therefore, to ensure strict compliance with section 84 of Representation of the People Act, 1976 in letter and in spirit, establishing of camps near the polling stations should be banned forthwith. The Election Commission may manage to dispatch extracts from the voters’ list in the name of one or more persons living in a house at least 7 days before the polling day by post, or to save the postage by annexing such extracts with any of the utility bill;

(g) Only such election campaign activities ought to be permitted, which on the one hand fulfill the purpose of the election campaign, and on the other are within the reach of the common man. The petitioners have recommended certain activities, namely, door-to-door campaign, manifesto, canvassing on State television and radio, and candidate – voter interaction/debates, etc. ROPA and other relevant laws have held these activities to be permissible in the eyes of the law. These, therefore, ought to be encouraged by Election Commission on the basis of their merit;

(h) To ensure fair and transparent election, if need be, instead of involving the employees of the Provincial Governments, the employees of Federal Government/autonomous organizations/agencies, including the armed and paraarmed forces may be instructed to carry out stipulated functions at the polling stations;

(i) As regards the introduction of computerized balloting, it is informed that the Election Commission has already undertaken work on it. We, therefore, expect that effective steps will be taken in this regard at an appropriate time;

(j) To achieve the goal of fair, free, honest and just elections, accurate preparation/revision of electoral roll is immediately required to be undertaken by the Election Commission through credible and independent agencies.

Accordingly, we direct the Election Commission to undertake door-to-door checking of voters’ lists and complete the process of updating/revision of the electoral rolls by engaging Army and the Frontier Corps to ensure transparency, if need be;

(k) Corrective measures are required to be taken by the Election Commission to ensure that the election disputes are resolved at the earliest. The Election Commission may also consider establishing a panel of lawyers well conversant with election laws at the State expense to provide free legal services to marginalized segments of society;

(l) The Election Commission is obliged to ensure that all elections witness a substantial participation of the electorate, therefore, all necessary steps must be taken to make voting compulsory in Pakistan as early as possible;

(m) In the ‘First Past the Post’ system of election, the winning candidate does not necessarily receive an absolute majority of all votes cast, therefore, such a candidate does not command the majority of the votes polled. As such, the system of ‘First Past the Post’ violates the principle of majority. The Election Commission may explore ways and means to introduce appropriate system of election including ‘run off election’ and ‘none of the above options’, in the light of the discussion made hereinabove, to ensure true representation of the people and rule of the majority; and

(n) The Election Commission is empowered to frame rules to ensure that the elections are conducted justly, fairly, honestly and in accordance with law and that corrupt practices are guarded against. There is unanimity of views on various suggested courses of action. Therefore, we direct the Election Commission to frame rules and issue instructions to provide legal sanction to these measures and implement the same to achieve the ultimate objective of fair, free, just and honest election.”                 

Drawn up and filed by:     

Dated: 25th October, 2017.                    

 (Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik),

Applicant-in-Person,

Central Chairman,

Communist Party of Pakistan,                                                              

Communist Party Secretariat,                                                              

1426-Fateh Jang Chowk,

Attock Cantonment.                                                                        

Tel: 057-2611426                                                                  

Fax: 057-2612591                                                              

Mob: 0300-9543331                                                              

E-Mail: cpp@cpp.net.pk                                                                  

Website: www.cpp.net.pk

NOTIFICATION OF OFFICE BEARERS AND MEMBERS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEE OF CPP FROM ALL OVER THE PAKISTAN.

Notification No. 4/CPP/CC/Meeting/Minutes dated 31-01-2017. Press Media of CPP and the Central General Secretary Mehraj Gul Khattak hereby announced that the following nine member’s office bearers of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and 52 Members of the Working Committee of the CPP from all over the Pakistan has been notified for the information of all the General Public of Pakistan and other concerned. Their names are as under:-

1. Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik Central Chairman

2. Dr. Zafar Ullah Khan Central Senior Vice-Chairman

3. Syed Nazir Ahmed Harifal Central Vice-Chairman

4. Ijaz Ahmad Khan Central Vice-Chairman

5. Mehraj Gul Khattak Central General Secretary

6. Dr. Mukand Kumar Langhani Central Deputy Secretary

7. F. A. Khan Central Secretary Information

8. Jamal Abdul Nasir Central Finance Secretary

9. Mumtaz Ahmad Arzoo Central Party Organizer

MEMBERS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEE FROM ALL OVER THE PAKISTAN.

1. Dr. Khawar Sultan Sulehria Member Working Committee Punjab

2. Dr. Aizaz Ahmad Khan Member Working Committee Punjab

3. Yasar Altaf Rana, Advocate Member Working Committee Punjab

4. Ghulam Mustafa Gujjar, Advocate Member Working Committee Punjab

5. Muhammad Ali Faran, Advocate Member Working Committee Punjab

6. Engineer Muhammad Waqas Member Working Committee Punjab

7. Malik Muhammed Aslam Member Working Committee Punjab

8. Zohaib Hassan Member Working Committee Punjab

9. Rao Zahid Umer Member Working Committee Punjab

10. Mohsin Ali Member Working Committee Punjab

11. Dilawar Malik Member Working Committee Punjab

12. Hammad Khan Member Working Committee Punjab

13. Wahaj Bhatti Member Working Committee Punjab

14. Bilal Ahmed Shah Member Working Committee Punjab

15. Arshad Ali Khan Member Working Committee Punjab

16. Ammar Gurmani Member Working Committee Punjab

17. Humayum Ehtisham Member Working Committee Punjab

18. Muhammad Ahmad Khan Fatimi Member Working Committee Punjab

19. Afsar Ali Shah Member Working Committee Punjab

20. Sheraz Hussain Member Working Committee Punjab

21. Abdul Rauf Member Working Committee Punjab

22. Syeda Iffat Zohra Naqvi Member Working Committee Punjab

23. Engineer Khushboo Nazir Rid Member Working Committee Sindh

24. Samana Nesreen Member Working Committee Sindh

25. Ameet Kumar Member Working Committee Sindh

26. Zaheeruddin Member Working Committee Sindh

27. Zain ul Abdin Member Working Committee Sindh

28. Aman Sadiq Member Working Committee Sindh

29. Ali Rajab Khattak Member Working Committee Sindh

30. Aneel Ahmed Bhurgri Member Working Committee Sindh

31. Aamir Ali Bhatti Member Working Committee Sindh

32. Peroz Iqbal Member Working Committee Sindh

33. Muhammad Bux Member Working Committee Sindh

34. Saeed Ahmed Member Working Committee Sindh

35. Ratan Kumar Member Working Committee Sindh

36. Munawar Ali Member Working Committee Sindh

37. Rizwan Ahmed Khan Member Working Committee KPK

38. Muhammad Javeed Member Working Committee KPK

39. Ajab khan Member Working Committee KPK

40. Asad Ullah Member Working Committee KPK

41. Mir Wais Khan Member Working Committee KPK

42. Joseph Zahir Shaid Member Working Committee KPK

43. Shafi Ullah Member Working Committee KPK

44. Mian Raham Ghaffar Member Working Committee KPK

45. Yousaf Khan Mayar Member Working Committee KPK

46. Shahid Javed Member Working Committee KPK

47. Jamil Ahmed Member Working Committee Baluchistan

48. Ghulam Ali Bugti Member Working Committee Baluchistan

49. Taimoor Akbar Member Working Committee Azad Kashmir

50. Ejaz Waheed Usmani Member Working Committee Azad Kashmir

51. Abid Karim Tashi Member Working Committee Gilgit Baltistan

52. Nasir Farooqi Member Working Committee Islamabad

Who was Sibte Hasan? Young generations must know about him says the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman!

Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik paid a high tribute on the birth centenary year of Syed Sibt-e-Hasan and said that the life and legacy of Sibte Hasan can be understood in three ways: as one of the founders of the Progressive Writers’ Association (PWA) in colonial India; as one of the leaders of the CPP in Pakistan; and as one of the pioneers of progressive journalism in Pakistan while working for such distinguished newspapers as Imroz, The Pakistan Times and Lail-o-Nahar.

Syed Sibt-e-Hasan (سید سبط حسن) was an eminent scholar, journalist and activist of Pakistan. He is regarded as the pioneer of Socialism and Marxism in Pakistan, as well as the moving spirit behind the Progressive Writers Association.

Sibte Hasan was born on 31 July 1912 in Ambari Azamgarh Uttar Pradesh, India. He graduated from Aligarh Muslim University. For higher studies he went to Columbia University, USA. In 1942, Sibte Hasan joined the Communist Party of India. After partition of India, he migrated to Pakistan.

He arrived in Lahore in 1948 and started work with the newly-minted Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) together with his comrades Sajjad Zaheer, Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Ashfaq Beg. However, the CPP was later banned on a trumped-up charge of attempting to overthrow the Liaquat Ali Khan government.

Sibte Hasan was arrested along with scores of comrades in 1951 in the Rawalpindi Conspiracy Case and remained in jail until 1955. After Pakistan’s first military coup in 1958, led by General Ayub Khan, he was again arrested. Thus, the comparison to the famed Italian Marxist thinker, Antonio Gramsci, is not accidental; however unlike Gramsci, Sibte Hasan’s internment mercifully proved temporary and he went on to research and write his seminal works.

It is not possible in this short tribute to do justice to each of Sibte Hasan’s 11 works in Urdu and the lone one in English. Most of these works, like

  • Musa se Marx tak
  • Shehr-e-Nigaraan
  • Mazi ke Mazar
  • Pakistan main Tehzeeb ka Irtaqa
  • Inqilaab-e-Iran
  • Naveed-e-Fikr
  • Afkaar-e-Taza
  • Adab aur Roshan Khayali
  • Sukhan dar Sukhan
  • The Battle of Ideas in Pakistan
  • Bhagat Singh Our Us Ky Sathi
  • Marx Our Mashriq

require separate discussions and expositions.

He also served as editors of noted journals including; Naya Adab and Lail-o-Nehar. He died of a heart attack on 20 April 1986 in New Delhi while returning from a conference in India. He was buried in Karachi and was member of the CPP till his death.

The year 2016 is being celebrated as the birth centenary year of Sibte Hasan. He was not only Pakistan’s own Gramsci but also its gadfly, constantly provoking and questioning its elite and people alike with uncomfortable questions in the best Socratic tradition. Yet, he has been studiously excluded and ignored by all the major literary festivals celebrated in Pakistan this year, including the city where he chose to live his long and productive life says the CPP Chairman Engineer Jameel in its concluding remarks.

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Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) criticized the Federal Government for not including KPK in the CPEC!

Matiullah Comrade Khattak of Peshawar and Ali Jan from Buner visited the Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) in Attock City today and met the CPP Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik in the CPP Secretariat.

Matiullah Comrade Khattak and Ali Jan highlighted all those problems which an ordinary citizen and downtrodden masses are now facing in the Khyber Pakhtun Khwa (KPK) province. They also discussed matters of international affairs like coup in Turkey and matters of national importance like Kalabagh Dam and China Pakistan Economic Corridor were also discussed with the CPP Chairman.

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor ( پاكستان-چین اقتصادی راہداری ), often referred as CPEC, is a collection of projects currently under construction at a cost of $46 billion, which is intended to rapidly expand and upgrade Pakistani infrastructure, as well as deepen and broaden economic links between Pakistan and the People’s Republic of China.

Matiullah Comrade Khattak and Ali Jan both for dissatisfied from the Federal Government for not including KPK in the CPEC.

Both of them said that various development projects have started in Punjab as part of CPEC and peoples of KPK have no objection to that. The only thing that becomes problematic is when the federal government deprives people from other provinces of their rights.

KPK has been badly affected due to militant insurgency and floods. The province lacks water for irrigation. The Chashma Right Bank Canal, which is a part of CPEC, should be built first, Matiullah Comrade Khattak desired so.

The CPP Chairman Engineer Jameel agreed with the Matiullah Comrade Khattak and Ali Jan and said that the CPEC project includes installation of fibre optic cables, railway tracks, gas and oil pipelines, among other facilities but there is nothing in the project for KPK except the highway which is highly regrettable.

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MARTIAL LAW OR DEMOCRACY DEBATE SHOULD END NOW SAYS THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PAKISTAN (CPP)!

There are peoples and some media persons in our country who likes Martial Law and is spreading news off and on that the next Martial Law is on the way.

Whereas the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik is of the opinion that our Army is not now in a position to topple the existing Government of PMLN on five reasons, as under:

Firstly in present circumstances the political parties like PPP, PMLN, PTI, ANP, MQM, CPP, AWP and JI etc would not now support the Martial Law keeping in view the outcomes and results of the past Martial Laws. The result of Martial Law cannot be achieved by Army with the help of smaller parties.

Secondly – The outlook of the world has now changed after the failure of Army coup in Turkey and this aspect also have an impact and message for our Army not to go for any adventures in Pakistan now.

Thirdly – The Army has now seen much humiliation of their Ex-COAS General Pervaz Musharraf, who subverted the Constitution and has no place now to live in Pakistan and due to fear of sentence in the High Treason case, he ran away from Pakistan. His property has been confiscated and declared absconder. What else can be more humiliation for a General like him when his property is confiscated and he be declared absconder like criminals? This all happened because he twice abrogated and subverted the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973.

Fourthly – The Superior Judiciary would not validate any Martial law in future now after the 20th Amendments in Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 and its famous judgment in PCO Judges by Full Court of Supreme Court concerning the validation of the Martial Law. Martial Law is only successful if it is validated by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

And lastly the fifth reasons is that the Army under the control and command of the present COAS General Raheel Sharif is totally now non political and doing their processional duties in an excellent manner. The Army under his leadership has brought peace across all over the country by fighting vigorously against the religious terrorists through the operation Zarb-e-Azb.

No doubt, General Raheel has earned a good name for our Army now and we don’t think that the Army under his command and leadership would do the mistake again and would impose Martial Law and subverts the Constitution this time says the Communist Party and its Chairman Engineer Jameel.

Membership Form and Manifesto of the Communist Students Federation (CSF) of Pakistan!

The Membership Form and the Manifesto of the Communist Students Federation (CSF) of Pakistan in Urdu and English are placed below for your kind reading and suggestions if any is most welcome in this context says the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik.

Those students who want to join CSF may please first read the Constitution of the CSF.

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As to why the Communist Students Federation (CSF) is being formed by the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP)?

Every registered political party with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has its student’s wing. The Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) which is also registered with the ECP with ‘SICKLE’ as its election symbol has also now decided to form its student’s wing under the name and style of the Communist Students Federation (CSF) of Pakistan says the CPP Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik in its tweet message.

Communist Students Federation (CSF) of Pakistan is formed to struggle for the restoration of student union’s which was banned by the military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq, to help fellow students and youth collectively in their educational, financial, social and each matter and to create a world wise name in the leadership of students union’s like Camila Vallejo who is now the main spokesperson of the Confederation of Chilean Students.

It is on the record in the history of Pakistan that most of the students’ organizations had used the students as instruments to their mother parties’ only and on account of this policy of the students’ organization, most of the students suffered a lot and lost their career even.

It is because of this reasons that the CSF at the first stage has created two sections of the CSF, which have different aims and goals, narrated as under:-

Firstly –

The Academic Section or one can call it Non-Political Section and

Secondly –

Non Academic Section or one can call it Political Section.

(i) AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ACADEMIC SECTION:

The aims and goals of the Academic Section are to help the fellow students and youth collectively in their educational, financial, social and each matter in the following matters:-

For their educational career and its problems.

For promoting a true democratic culture among the student unions.

For betterment of every students’ individual level.

For overcoming the unemployment crises and nominal fixation of tuition fee in Colleges.

Collage/university admission, hostel, career guidance, tuition’s, accommodation, extra-curricular activities, group entertainments, social life and so on

Struggle for the restoration of Students Union so that fellow students can choose their office bearers through elections.

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA:

All fellow students irrespective of any creed, race, male or female and religion can become members of this Academic Section after paying a nominal fee of Rs. 10/- per month.

(ii) AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE NON-ACADEMIC SECTION:

However, the fellow students, who are himself interested in left and progressive politics and later on desired to join National Politics on the platform of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) can become member of the Non-Academic Section (Political Section of CSF) where in this section, they can discuss and study various political ideology including Communist and Socialist Ideology.

The problems in our society are due to the unequal distribution of wealth. To bring about happiness and prosperity for all, the distinctions between the unequal distributions of wealth in society must be eliminated and all means of production should and must be in the hands of the Government.

The Communist and Socialist Ideology in Nut-shell is “At 1st Stage every person will work as per his/her capabilities and earn as per his/her necessities and at 2nd classical stage every person will work as per his/her capabilities and will be rewarded equal to his/her strengths used.”

It is the need of the hour to propagate for the real Socialist Revolution in Pakistan. The Parties and Groups now in Pakistan have no ideology to follow. Their big mouth talk is nothing more than repetitions of same words again and again.

Following are few examples;

1. They all talk about ending feudalism in Pakistan. Nobody does it.

2. They all talk about fighting with American Imperialism. Nobody does it.

3. They all talk about equality in education and health. Nobody is willing to give it.

4. They all talk about fighting corruption. Nobody is effective in doing so.

5. Neither Larkana waley nor Raiwind waley, not Imran Khan of PTI or any groups are able to run this Country without the help of American imperialists and their Allies.

6. Today’s terrorists are Trained, Funded and Launched by the American imperialists and their Allies. Now they are ready to buy them again.

So, come and join us to fight against;

1. American imperialists and their Allies in Pakistan.

2. Corrupt Bureaucrats who are tools in the hands of these imperialists.

3. Fascist Sectarian Mullahs who turned this Country inn to hell for the sake of their own heaven. Who destroyed Shrines of Rehman Baba, Pir Baba, and Schools of innocent children and says that they are fighting against Americans. What a joke?

4. Feudal and Industrialists whose lust of oppression of working classes never ends.

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA:

All fellow students irrespective of any creed, race, male or female and religion can become members of this Academic Section after paying a nominal fee of Rs. 10/- per month.

COMMUNIST STUDENTS FEDERATION (CSF) OF PAKISTAN.

Telephone: 057-2611426
Fax: 057-2612591
Central Organizer: 0313-5018800

Web: www.cpp.net.pk
E-Mail: csfofpakistan@yahoo.com   

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Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) vows for what political system in Pakistan says the CPP Chairman!

Message to all Communists, Socialists, Progressive Persons and other concerned in Pakistan and abroad!

Press Media of CPP issued the following policy statement. In Pakistan, we have three open Communist Parties namely as under:-

  1. Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) led by its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik with  Secretary General Mehraj Gul Khattak.
  1. Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) led by its Secretary General Imdadullah Qazi.
  1. Communist Party of Pakistan (Thaheem) led by its Secretary General Khadim Thaheem, Advocate.

The Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) led by its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik is a registered political party with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) under the Article 17 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 and Political Parties Order, 2002 with the election symbol of ‘Sickle’ throughout Pakistan.

CPP is a democratic Socialist party. We don’t believe in armed struggle and believes in political change through elections and by mass upsurge.

Our party website is www.cpp.net.pk where the other two parties’, one led by Imdadullah Qazi and other by Khadim Thaheem are not registered political parties with the Election Commission of Pakistan and both have no website of their own parties.

What are the political philosophies of these two parties; they can better explain their point of view like whether they believe in armed struggle or in democracy.

Now the point of issue is that under the Article 17 and Political Parties Order 2002, there cannot be two political parties with the same name in Pakistan. Our party doesn’t have any complaint with the Communist Party of Pakistan (Thaheem) or CPP (Thaheem) but certainly we do have a legal and lawful complaint against the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) of Imdadullah Qazi, who is unlawfully and illegally using the name of our political party which is duly registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan with that name.

We hereby now tell Imdadullah Qazi to immediately change the name of his party from the name of Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) to Communist Party of Pakistan (Imdad) or any other name he likes and like other un-registered parties; they have a right to do the politics the way their party likes. This is not our concern.

Our concern is that our party and that of Imdadullah Qazi have a conflicting analysis and policies on different international and national affairs and the same confuses the readers and average person to understand our party point of view and that of Imdadullah Qazi.  

Flag of CPP to fly half-mast for 3 days to mourn Edhi’s death!

A living legend of this century #Abdul Sattar Edhi has left us for ever says the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP). The CPP Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik announced that the Communist Party flag at the Communist Party Secretariat Attock to fly at half-mast to mourn the Edhi’s death for three days.
 
A detailed statement would also be issued on the sacrifices he has made for the humanity but unfortunately the western world has given too much importance to Malala but ignored the services of the greatest men of this century.
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General Zia era was the darkest one in our history says the Communist Party!

On July 5, 1977 the military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq overthrown the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) regime of Premier Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and hanged Bhutto but surprisingly the daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and his party allowed all those political persons in PPP who were strong supporters of Zia dictator and were in league with Zia for hanging of Bhutto.

The political workers of PPP, who vigorously fought with the dictatorial regime of Zia were totally ignored by the central leadership of the PPP subsequently.

Communist Party is the only political party in Pakistan who has opposed all the fours Martial Law imposed by the military Generals Ayub, Yahya, Zia and Musharraf whereas all other parties supported Martial Law on one pretext or the other.

Our party Ex-General Secretary Hasan Nasir was tortured and murdered in Jail by General Ayub in 1962 and our next Ex-General Secretary Jam Saqi remained more than ten years long imprisonment by General Zia-ul-Haq from 1975 to 1987. Likewise young Comrade Nazir Abbasi, a Central Committee member of CPP and others were also tortured and murdered by General Zia during its military regimes.

Zia-ul-Haq time period was the worst and darkest era of Pakistan and all the problems which our nation is facing today is the result of Zia-ul-Haq Martial Law.

Even today, unfortunately, our rulers and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and all now in PMLN are the legacy and product of Zia-ul-Haq.

Communist Party of Pakistan and its Chairman Engineer Ahmad Malik said that the problems of the peoples of Pakistan would be solving only when the peoples would get freedom from all the supporters of the four dictators namely Ayub, Yahya, Zia and Musharraf.

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J. Salik hosted ‘All Parties Iftar Dinner’. CPP supported all demands of J. Salik.

J. Salik former Federal Minister, Convener World Minorities Alliance and Organizer Awami Maseeha Party has invited the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik and other parties heads on the ‘All Parties Iftar Dinner’ on Tuesday, 28th June, 2016 at 5:00 PM at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi.

The Chairman of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik could not attend the scheduled ‘All Parties Iftar Dinner’ due to his previous commitments at CPP Secretariat Attock on the same day of 28-06-2016.

However, the delegation of CPP led by Rabia Salim represented the Chairman of the CPP and met J. Salik and attended the ‘All Parties Iftar Dinner’ at Karachi which discussed the Interfaith dialogue for Peace and Harmony and how to show unity and harmony with the Minorities of our country.

J. Salik said that this is the first ever event in the history of Pakistan that a minority leader has arranged this sort of event for all the heads of the 270 political parties registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and other important personalities from every field of life on national level and the purpose of this Iftar Dinner is/was to promote peace and interfaith harmony among religions.

Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP), its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik and the CPP delegation led by Rabia Salim fully endorsed and supported the decision of the 5th August, 2015 of the Supreme Court of Pakistan about the ‘implementation of the minorities’ election wherein it was held by the Supreme Court that the Federal Government to manage to fill reserved minorities seats by direct election and through minorities votes in the Parliament of Pakistan.

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Who is Marvi Sirmed says the Communist Party of Pakistan?

Who is Marvi Sirmed​? I don’t know exactly, this was said by the Chairman of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik but this I know that she is a columnist and woman rights activist and Islam preaches us to respect women but surprisingly a religious scholar and a Senator Hafiz Hamdullah of JUI-F sexually assaulted Marvi on live TV show by saying her “tumhaari shalwaar utaar dooN ga aur tumhaari maaN ki bhi”.

These remarks are highly uncalled for, uncivilized and not justified either by the Senator Hafiz Hamdullah himself or by any of his supporter for what so ever reasons may be.

The best thing is that Senator Hafiz Hamdullah, who is a religious person and even otherwise, he never misbehaved with anyone on TV Talk shows may now kindly apologies to Marvi Sirmed for the remarks “tumhaari shalwaar utaar dooN ga aur tumhaari maaN ki bhi”, otherwise, it would have a negative impact on our society concerning religious peoples   says the Communist Party of Pakistan.

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May Day is our day says Communist Party of Pakistan!

Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik admit this fact that till by now our party have failed to mobilize the working class in Pakistan on one platform on May Day.
 
And the result is that the working class have celebrated the May Day with those political parties like Pakistan Peoples Part (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and some others right wings and religious parties.
 
It is an open secret that the PPP, PMLN, PTI and all other right wings parties are pro-capitalists and anti to the ideology of May Day and the working class but even then, they succeeded to unite working class under their banners which we failed.
 
CPP Chairman said that we don’t criticize any other left parties of Pakistan but we admit publicly that so far our party failed to mobilize the working class against the policies of right-wing political and religious parties.
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