ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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PAKISTAN-Mounting Opposition to Junta

cent as against 19 per cent in 1976-77. The whole operation smacks of concern on the part of the government and the monetary authorities with things trivial and irrelevant. What should really be a matter of concern to them are the excess liquidity in the system THE first sun of 1978 rose in Pakistan drenched in the blood of the working class. On January 2, the police and the management of the Colony Textile Mills, Multan, together carried out a massacre of workers that has become a major landmark in the history of the working class of Pakistan. Never before in Pakistan's history had so many workers been killed in a single factory or in a Single incident. The government first said that only five workers had been killed and two injured, but after two days changed its figures to seven or eight dead. This was changed to 14 and then again to 18. The workers, the Injured and the people of the area, however, put the numbers of those killed at no less than 200.

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