POLITICAL CRISIS WILL BE RESOLVED
Text of the message of the President Yahya Khan on March 22, 1971
The President, Gen. A. M. Yahya Khan has said that the stage is now set for our elected representatives to work together for the common goal accommodating both East and West Wings in a smoothly working harmonious system.
In a Pakistan Day message, President Yahya reminded
the nation that
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The following is the text of the message of the President:
"On this historic day, 31 years ago, we
solemnly pledged ourselves to secure a homeland of our own. The Quaid-i-Azam,
expressing the will of the people, declared that
"In pursuance of this objective, the present regime has worked ceaselessly to ensure peaceful transfer of power to the representatives of the people elected through free and fair elections. The stage is now set for our elected representatives to work together for the common goal which would accommodate both East and West Wings in a smoothly working harmonious system.
"Today we must rededicate ourselves to the principles enunciated by the father of the nation; namely, unity in our ranks, faith in our destiny and discipline in the conduct of our affairs. If we adhere to these principles, which constitute the very basis of our existence and act in a spirit of tolerance and moderation, I have no doubt that we shall succeed in de solving, the current political crisis. In the agonies of trying to return to democracy there have been unhappy developments but nothing is lost if we do not lose faith in our destiny.
(THE PAKISTAN TIMES, Lahore-March 23, 1971)