Multan March 7 (APP): Mufti said he had never made any such remarks against Mr. Bhutto in his press conference and added that the representative of the said news agency was not even present in the press conference.

He appealed to the press to show a sense of responsibility and retrain from reporting anything which might aggravate the present political situation or create misunderstanding among political parties and leaders.


Official version

172 killed, 358 hurt

The following press note has been issued by the Martial Law Authorities in Dacca last night.

To dispel the general impression that law enforcing agencies have killed hundred and thousand of people during the recent unfortunate disturbance in East Pakistan, it is necessary to give the factual position for the satisfaction of the public who have naturally been subjected to rumours, horror, stories and wild propaganda, a natural phenomenon under such circumstance.