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Pakistan-Feudal Politics

obviously spills over : he should know, he informed the assembled journalists, for he was used to dealing directly with the prime minister; there was no one between the two of them, he was personally concerned with all the papers relating to the Emergency, Providing a clean bill to the prime minister did not quite end here. At no time during the Emergency, the official added, did the prime minister ''behave Irrationally and in contravention of the constitutional provisions": further, "the Emergency rules and provisions were implemented by the Union home ministry and state governments and there was no direct involvement of the prime minister". The paean of praise continued. The prime minister did not participate in any cabinet meetings which dealt with matters relating to her personally; she was always liberal and sympathetic towards officials and "had reduced the severity and cancel), ed some of the unsavoury recommendations for action against some officials"; she did not interfere "with the arrest, detention or release on parole of the detenus".

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