The up-to-20-percent hike in gasoline, diesel, natural gas, and electricity prices starting January 1, 2017 is a brutal blow to the pockets of all working people. Since these sources of energy are inputs for everything produced, an increase in prices of all basic products and services is imminent.
We want to publicly acknowledge the thousands of letters, embraces and messages that we have received from every corner of the world. We have, indeed, received an answer that for many, was unexpected: the Ecuadorean government has desisted in its intent to close Acción Ecológica.
The Awami Workers Party (AWP) Deputy-General Secretary Ismat Shahjahan expressed deep concern about the mysterious disappearance of renowned literary figure, university lecturer and progressive activist Salman Haider from the outskirts of Islamabad on the night of Friday January 6.