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Victors Can Be Generous...

Victors Can Be Generous...
Nireekshak "'THE guns are silent", wrote Hindus' tan Time' on the morrow of Pakistan's acceptance of India's cease-fire offer in tin' west. "But the cease-fire should not he allowed to remain a desultory armed prate." Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had not yet been sworn in as the new President of Pakistan. When he was, his radio broadcast, as well the measures of reform he announced soon after, were to Income subjects of animated discussion in newspapers. Some newspapers regarded the cease-fire itself as the ap- propriate point at which to turn attention to Pakistan's internal problems. During the war, Pakistan was very simply the 'enemy' and the press was mainly interested in playing its part to ensure the victory of Indian arms. With victory won in Bangla Desh and a cease-fire agreed upon in the west, attention began to be focused on some of the problems that war and victory had brought in their train. These problems

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