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Worker families in dire need of aid - Emergency Announcement : Urgent call for financial solidarity

Saturday 28 March 2020

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It is clear that we are about to experience a massive social crisis far beyond anything experienced thus far in Pakistan. Haqooq-e-Khalq Movement is announcing an emergency #LabourReliefCampaign to help vulnerable workers.

We have confirmed information that factories in Gajjumatta and Quaid e Azam Industrial Estate in Lahore have fired contractual workers effective as of today. Even if salaried workers have been promised that they will be paid next month, many of them still have not received their salaries for February or March. The situation is similar across Lahore, Faisalabad and other major cities in Punjab. [1]

Haqooq-e-Khalq Movement is announcing an emergency #LabourReliefCampaign to help vulnerable workers. Over the past few days, we have compiled a list of worker families in dire need of aid. We will provide them food rations and raise awareness on the Coronavirus.

Labour Relief Campaign would mainly be focusing on those who have been left alone by the state at this moment of crisis. One of our main demands through this campaign is that high-quality free treatment and test should be provided to all those who are showing symptoms of Coronavirus.

This is not charity. This is social solidarity to those whose labour makes our society run. It is to recognize that they are not disposable in moments of crisis, that their lives matter more than the petty profits of a few industrialists. This is why as part of our campaign, we will highlight the abusive practices of companies and stress the need for government intervention.

When the powerful have abandoned the people in their moment of despair, the people must unite to build a world of compassion and solidarity. This necessary work begins from today.


Labour Relief Campaign

Haqooq-e-Khalq Movement

Progressive Students Collective

Progressive Academic Collective

Progressive Labour Federation

Aurat March

Pakistan Kissan Raabta Committee

Labour Education Foundation

Financial donations to be sent to:

We will use the following bank account and will ensure the entire process is transparent and open to public scrutiny.

Account No: 0003-2001806109
Currency: Euros
Bank: SILK Bank
Branch: Main Branch, Lahore, Pakistan
IBAN Code: PK18SAUD0000002001806109

International Donations

International donations can be done through ESSF, if it is easier to do so.

To send donations:

cheques to ESSF in euros only, payable in France, to be sent to:
2, rue Richard-Lenoir
93100 Montreuil

Bank Account:
Crédit lyonnais
Agence de la Croix-de-Chavaux (00525)
10 boulevard Chanzy
93100 Montreuil
ESSF, account number 445757C

International bank account details :
IBAN : FR85 3000 2005 2500 0044 5757 C12
Account holder : ESSF

Through PayPal
You can send money through Paypal: see the PayPal button on ESSF English home page: http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?page=sommaire&lang=en

Through HelloAsso
You can also send money through the association HelloAsso: see its button on ESSF English home page.
Or go directly to:


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