Christian Science Monitor

June 30 1971


A Step Toward Conciliation

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President Yahya is undoubtedly sincere in his desire to return his country to civilian rule. Unfortunately the mishandling of the East Pakistani crisis and the ruthless meth-ods employed by the Army in trying to solve it have only compounded his difficulties and made it that much harder for him to come up with valid solutions.

Now he has pledged to give the country a constitution in four months' time. If he is to convince his countrymen of his sincerity and enable them to build for the future in peace and calm, he must hold to that pledge.


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