DACCA: Lt-Gen Tikka Khan ... has said that org­anised armed resistance has been liquidated all over the Province. Only scattered cases of mis­chief making are taking place in the interior which mostly are in the form of looting, terrorism or harassment of the innocent population, he said. …About Indian infiltration, Gen Tikka Khan said Indian infiltrators were resorting to acts of sabotage at certain points, but to little or no advantage. He said more and more Gover­n­ment servants were reporting for duty.

[Meanwhile, as reported by agencies in Islamabad,] ...China has so far pledged a total of dollar 307 million in economic assistance to Pakistan.... It includes dollar 200 million announced last November, as the first instalment of Chinese economic assistance for Pakistan’s Fourth Five-Year Plan — 1970-1975.

[Agencies add,] The UAR National Assembly ... decided to cancel the membership of 17 of its members ... Cairo Radio reported. This followed President Sadat’s speech in which he said he had foiled an attempted coup, put the War Minister under house arrest and jailed several other leaders of the abortive takeover. Dr Mahmoud Fawzy formed a new Egyptian Government which includes four Deputy Premiers.

Published in Dawn, May 16th, 2021

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