NEW DELHI: A comprehensive programme … has been drawn [up] for the transfer of power to the Pakistan Dominion in Karachi on August 13 and 14.

A Press Note says: “… At 1-30 p.m. on Wednes­day August 13, Their Excellencies the Viceroy and the Viscountess Mountbatten of Burma will leave Palam airport arriving at Karachi at 5-30 p.m. where they will be met by the Prime Minister and other members of the Sind Government. His Excellency will preside at a meeting of the Pakistan Provisional Cabinet. At 8-30 p.m. there will be a dinner party at Government House followed by a reception at 10 p.m. At 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 14, Their Excellencies will leave Government House, Karachi, and drive to the Constituent Assembly where there will be a Guard of Honour and they will be met by the President of the Constituent Assembly. The Viceroy will then give an address to which a reply will be made by the President of the Constituent Assembly. At 9-40 a.m. Their Excellencies will leave the Constituent Assembly and there will be a salute of 31 guns. [They] will then drive through a portion of the city, Excellency and Mr. Jinnah in the leading car, Her Excellency and Miss Jinnah in the second car. … ”

Published in Dawn, August 9th, 2022

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