Expansionist policies of the imperialists are a grave threat to whole world and the US has supported every dictator from Pakistan to Venezuela, said speakers of a seminar here on Tuesday. According to details, a seminar on topic of “Same story, same lesson: From Pakistan to Venezuela” was organized at the PMA House here by Venezuela Solidarity Committee Pakistan, a platform of progressive and nationalist parties, social and women organizations and research bodies to express solidarity to Venezuelan government against a potential military threat from American side. It was presided over by senior trade unionist Comrade Usman Baloch, while noted social scientist Dr Jafar Ahmed was the chief guest. A large number of social, political and trade union workers attended the seminar. Dr Syed Jafar Ahmed, general Secretary of Progressive Writers Association said that the expansionist policies of America are harmful for whole world. He said the history of America and its allies is full of occupying other nations, snatching their resources and murdering their people.He said this pattern could be seen from Pakistan to Venezuela. He said global war mongering is a big threat for world peace. He said what is being done is Venezuela had already been done by the imperialist forces in Pakistan. America after bloody wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan is planning to open a new war theater in South America: Nasir MansoorDeputy General Secretary of National Trade Union Federation Pakistan (NTUF) Nasir Mansoor said that America after bloody wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan is planning to open a new war theater in South America and in this regard planning to attack Venezuela. He said the America wants to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro, because he is the most powerful voice against American hegemony in South America. He said this is why America has refused to pay the dues of oil purchase worth $11billion to this pro-people socialist government, while the UK has confiscated 31 tons of gold of this country. Failing to bully the Venezuelan government with these tactics now they are threatening of a military action.He said during last 70 years, America has slapped military dictators on 18 countries to topple their elected democratic governments. It is now recognizing a person as Venezuelan president who has not even contested election or got vote from people. Dean of Social Sciences ZABZIST Dr. Riaz Shaikh said the US wants to crush a democratic and anti-imperialist movement in the region. He said the elected government of Venezuela is the main symbol of this movement and it is encouraging all other oppressed and enslaved nations of the world. He said the USA and its allies including Canada and European countries want to topple the democratic government of Venezuela to occupy its oil and gold reprocess. However, the people of that country are resisting this conspiracy and democratic people of whole world fully support them.The speakers expressed solidarity with the government and people of Venezuela and demanded of the USA and European countries to lift illegal bans on Venezuela. They asked to end hatching conspiracies against the elected president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro. The government elected by the people democratically should be recognized, and all issues should be resolved through dialogue. The internationally accepted basic rights and sovereignty of elected government should be accepted of all counties of the world. The capitalist greed to occupy natural resources of all countries including Venezuela should be put to an end.Others who spoke on the occasion included Abdul Khaliq Junejo of Jeay Sindh Mahaz, Usman Baloch of Awami Workers Party, columnists , Comrade Majid Memon of Pakistan Trade Union Defense campaign and Zahra Akbar of Home Based Women Worker Federations.Published in Daily Times, February 27th 2019.