PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto concluded his tour of Tribal areas today [Nov 18] with the … declaration that no power on earth can harm Pakistan… . Mr. Bhutto told three massive public meetings at Dera Ismail Khan, Wana and Jandol (South Waziristan) that Pakistan is strong enough to defend every inch of its sacred land. …
The Prime Minister warned those who are casting an evil eye on Pakistan territory to remember that their nefarious designs could never be accomplished. “We will not allow anyone to endanger our integrity,” he said. The Prime Minister made this observation while referring to Afghan President Sardar Mohammad Daud’s interview … in which he was reported to have threatened use of force against Pakistan. — News agencies
[Meanwhile, as reported by news agencies from Athens,] Greece lay under curfew today [Nov 18], the first full day of Martial Law proclaimed after tanks and troops had been called in to evict militant students from Athens Polytechnic. … More than 100 were treated in hospitals, but many avoided hospitals for fear of arrest, and … sources put the toll of casualties at about 200.
Published in Dawn, November 19th, 2023