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ITUC Joins Pakistan PWF In Call For Democracy


Pakistan: ITUC joins Pakistan Workers' Federation in Calling for Restoration of Democracy

The ITUC has joined its Pakistan affiliate, the PWF, in calling for the immediate restoration of the rule of law, the country's Constitution and the fundamental democratic rights of its people.

The ITUC has joined its Pakistan affiliate, the PWF, in calling for the immediate restoration of the rule of law, the country's Constitution and the fundamental democratic rights of its people.

Fundamental rights including freedom of association and of assembly have been suspended under the state of emergency imposed by Pakistan's military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, heavy restrictions have been imposed on the media, members of the opposition have been detained, and the government is placing further pressure on lawyers and the judiciary.

"The Constitution, rule of law and proper democratic processes must be restored", said ITUC General Secretary Guy Ryder. "General Musharraf's actions represent a huge step backwards for

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