DACCA: The Government has prepared a comprehensive report aimed at bringing radical change in the Basic Democracy system, it was learnt here today [Nov 26]. The report has dealt at length with the omissions and commissions of the system which generated public condemnation during the Ayub regime.

The findings of the Divisional Committee set up by the Government in April last have come to the conclusion that the political strings attached to the system, structural defects and unsatisfactory works of the B.D. members were some of the major causes of its failure. — Agency

[Meanwhile, as reported by Radio Pakistan,] Another Indian Act is being extended to Occupied Kashmir in contravention of the UN Resolutions on Kashmir. The Indian Deputy Law Minister has told Parliament in New Delhi that the Indian Government is negotiating with the Srinagar Government the extension to the occupied territory of the provisions of the Indian Waqf Act, which governs the supervision and management of Muslim religious endowments.

In the course of the discussion on an amendment to the Act, a Jana Sangh member, Mr Kanwar Lai Gupta, alleged that the Waqf fund in Occupied Kashmir was being used for promoting anti-India activities.

Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2019