Flash: Farooq Tariq Released!

Pakistani authorities released socialist activist Farooq Tariq on Tuesday, June 19. The Labor Party of Pakistan released this statement:

After 15 days of detention, Labour Party General Secretary General Farooq Tariq was released on Tuesday (19 June) from Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore by the Government of Punjab. Dozens of Party workers, members and some civil society activists received him warmly outside the jail. We are thankful to all comrades, friends and well wishers who extended support and solidarity to Farooq Tariq during his detention and launched struggles and campaigns for his release .

A detailed e-mail regarding his two week detention will soon be circulated by Farooq Tariq himself. Meanwhile Farooq Tariq is going to hold a press conference at Lahore Press Club at 5 pm Tuesday.

Posted on the LPP website.