August 12, 1972
OBJECTION AT UN COUNCIL ILLOGICAL, IRRELEVANT
The objection raised at the Security Council against Bangladesh's entry into the UN are politely but firmly rejected as illogical and irrelevant by Foreign Minister Abdus Samad Azad at a press conference today in Dhaka.
The question of non-implementation of the UN resolution, the foreign minister observes, is a deliberate and motivated attempt to mislead people and divert attention from the focal point -- the rights of a nation of 75 million people.
The Security Council Resolution of December 21, 1971 called for i) a durable cease-fire and cessation of all hostilities in all areas of conflict be strictly observed, ii) all Member States to refrain from any action which may aggravate the situation in the subcontinent or endanger international peace, and iii) all those concerned to take all measures necessary to preserve human life .
That hostility has ceased in Bangladesh is as clear as broad daylight, says Abdus Samad Azad. The provisions of the above mentioned Resolution do not in any manner preclude Bangladesh's case on the plea of non-implementation, he adds. The minister further say that Bangladesh stands for peace and the country has also been following the universally accepted principles of civlised administration to preserve peace and harmony.
MASTER PLAN FOR FLOOD CONTROL
Acting Prime Minister Syed Nazrul Islam says today that the government would soon adopt a master plan for flood control which would take a number of years to be implemented. During the interim period before the completion of the flood control project stress would have been given on the production of winter crops, he adds.
PLAN TO INTRODUCE ELECTRIC TRAIN ON DHAKA-CTG LINE
A British firm has been commissioned to study and submit a feasibility report about introducing electric trains on the Dhaka-Chittagong line. Disclosing this to newsmen, Communication Minister Mansur Ali says that the firm would study whether the excess energy of the Kaptai Project could be profitably used for the purpose.
SOURCES: August 13, 1972 issues of Bangladesh Observer, Dainik Bangla and Dainik Ittefaq.