The Unemployed Youth Movement (BNT) in Pakistan held a nationwide campaign of recruitment camps for unemployed youth. Huge numbers participated.



On July 16, 2009, the Unemployed Youth Movement (BNT) held a marvellous camping campaign for the membership and registration of youth for the Unemployed Youth Movement all over the country. A large number of youth from every sector of society visited the camps in different cities of the country and registered. The response from the youth was overwhelming. The youth registered after the discussions and debates on the causes of unemployment and its solution, i.e. the bringing down of the capitalist system and the formation of a socialist society through a revolution.

The camps were held in Kashmir, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Abbotabad, Wah, Fateh Jang, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan, Khanewal, Kot Addu, Rajanpur, Karachi, Hyderabad, Meher, Bhan Saeedabad, Khairpur and other cities of the country. A leaflet was published before this campaign and distributed throughout the country. Thousands of youth visited these camps, read the leaflet and discussed the whole day the issue of unemployment and its links with capitalism. The demands and programme on the leaflet for the unemployed youth were as follows:

  1. To register all unemployed persons in the country

  2. Government should provide jobs to all unemployed or give Rs. 10,000/- as unemployment allowance

  3. Reduce the working day from 12 to 6 hours per day and provide jobs to all by starting four shifts over twenty-four hours

  4. Provide sports grounds and other facilities for the healthy activities of the students and the youth

  5. Provide technical education and skills to the unemployed youth by making vocational training institutions at district and town level.

  6. Reduce the amount of defence spending and non-productive budgets and increase the education budget to provide free education at every level

  7. Provide equal job opportunities for women

  8. Nationalise all institutions and immediately run the institution that had been closed

  9. Provide jobs on a permanent basis to the contract labourers and daily wage workers

  10. To organise the youth for the struggle of socialist revolution through their political and ideological training.

These demands were appreciated by the youth as they expressed the voice of their hearts and a lot of them decided to start struggle for the achievement of these demands on the platform of the Unemployed Youth Movement (BNT).

The comrades working in the national body of the Unemployed Youth Movement are organizing the youth in different units and also educating them through study circles. The next plan is to hold more camps in Balochistan and Pushtoonkhaw and other cities of the Punjab and Sindh.

The mood of the comrades was very high, thanks also to the tremendous response of the unemployed youth. We will keep on struggling till the world socialist revolution.