LONDON: Premier Edward Heath’s offer of London as a possible venue for talks between President Bhutto and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be renewed by Sir Alec Douglas-Home, British Foreign Secretary, when he meets the Bangladesh leader in Dacca tomorrow [June 23]. Sir Alec ... is also expected to plead with Shaikh Mujib to abandon the proposed “war crimes trials” of Pakistani prisoners of war, including Lt-Gen Niazi, who are in Indian hands and also for better treatment of the beleaguered Biharis in Bangladesh. — Overseas correspondent

[Meanwhile, as reported by a staff reporter in Karachi,] A ruling party member and three members from the Opposition spoke when ... discussion on the Sind Provincial Budget began ... at the Assembly Hall. … The … Opposition members criticised the Government ... and covered a fairly wide field. While supporting the budget proposals, Mr. [Nabi Bux] Bhurgari voiced his disappointment at certain Government policies and pleaded for better consideration ... to solve the problems of the people of his constituency — Badin. … He said law and order in the Province has completely shattered.

Published in Dawn, June 23rd, 2022

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