from the Pakistan Hotel, Restaurant, Clubs, Tourism, Catering and
Allied Workers Federation meeting in Rawalpindi on 19 February passed
a resolution expressing grave concern at the bombing of the Samjhota
Express near Panipat, India in which 68 people were murdered.
The Samjhota Express is one of the few train services linking India
and Pakistan and is a symbol of the potential for peace between the
The resolution also condemned a suicide bomb attack at a civil court
in Quetta in which 16 people were killed and many injured.
The resolution concluded by noting that "Pakistan is facing many
terrorist activities and every day innocent working people are killed;
those involved in terrorist attacks and suicide bombing are the real
enemy of humanity and we condemn them."
In other matters, participants criticised the management of the Holiday
Inn, Islamabad, on plans to close the hotel and dismiss all employees;
lauded the struggle of the Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi workers and
extended their full support; and, congratulated the hotel unions of
Nepal for winning their service charge campaign after a long struggle.
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