PESHAWAR: Maulana Mufti Mahmud, General Secretary of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam and Chief Minister of NWFP, today [Jan 27] called for a fresh accord between the Government and the Opposition and described the previous accord as a dead document. He told newsmen that the constitutional deadlock now called for a fresh conference between all political parties and President Bhutto should take the initiative in this regard as he was also President of the National Assembly.
The Frontier Chief Minister maintained that his party had not violated any provision of the accord by appending notes of dissent. He claimed all his dissent notes were outside the scope of the accord. — Staff Correspondent
[Meanwhile, as reported by news agencies from Paris,] the Vietnam peace agreement officially ending America’s longest and most agonising war was today [Jan 27] signed in the chandeliered splendour of the Hotel Majestic in Paris. …
It began at 11.07 when U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers and North Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Nguyen Duy Trinh put their first signatures to the historic document.
Published in Dawn, January 28th, 2023
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