DACCA: Lieut-General Tikka Khan, S.Pk., was sworn in as Governor of East Pakistan at Governor’s House today [April 9] at a solemn ceremony. The Chief Justice, Dacca High Court, Mr Justice B.A. Siddiky S.Pk., administered the oath of office. — Agencies

[Meanwhile, as reported by agencies in Dacca,] Chittagong, the biggest port in East Pakistan, has been cleared of anti-State and anti-Social elements, most of whom have surrendered to the Army, according to official sources. ... A number of political leaders, including Mr Fazlul Quader Chowdhry, Maulvi Farid Ahmad and Mr Sultanuddin Ahmad have met the local Martial Law authorities and assured them of their co-operation... .

[Agencies add from Rawalpindi,] The Chief Martial Law Administrator, General Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan, today [April 9] promulgated a Martial Law Regulation No. 78 providing for restrictions on the movements or expulsion from the country of suspected persons to prevent them from harmful activities.

[Correspondent adds from Quetta,] Khan Abdus Samad Khan Achakzai, President of Pashtoonkhwa National Awami Party, has strongly condemned the malicious Indian propaganda about the situation in East Pakistan. ...[T]he Pashtoon leader expressed surprise over the false news repeatedly broadcast by All India Radio that he had been arrested.

Published in Dawn, April 10th, 2021

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