LAHORE: The Central Working Committee of the Jamaat-i-Islami severely condemned what was described as malicious propaganda and a campaign of accusations against Mau­lana Syed Abul Ala Maudoodi, the Jamaat and other Opposition parties allegedly by Ra­­dio, Television, NPT papers, and other media. … A resolution adopted at the Committee’s meeting … warned the ruling party and the official machinery that radio, television and other media … were the trust of the nation and sensible people looked down upon its use for personal or partisan interests and for character-assassination of the Opposition.

In another resolution, the … Committee condemned the attack, arson and destruction of Jamaat offices in certain places in Sind allegedly by the People’s Guards and the burning of bundles of Daily Jasarat and harassment of newspaper agents selling and keeping this paper. … It called upon the President to restrain the PPP workers, People’s Guards and the Sind Government from indulging in such acts. — News agencies

[Meanwhile, as reported by news agencies from New Delhi,] UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim today [Feb 5] met with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi … but apparently made no headway in solving the deadlock between India and Pakistan.

Published in Dawn, February 6th, 2023

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