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:-
- Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) led by its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik with Secretary General Mehraj Gul Khattak.
- Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) led by its Secretary General Imdadullah Qazi.
- 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.