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PU PSC organizes seminar on Dhaka Fall
PU PSC organizes seminar on Dhaka Fall


LAHORE: (Saturday, December 12, 2015): Punjab University Pakistan Study Centre (PSC) organized a lecture on Fall of Dhaka in the Committee Room of the Centre. Director PSC Prof Dr Massarrat Abid, Dr Amjad Magsi, faculty members, research staff and PhD/MPhil scholars of the Centre participated in the event. In her address, Dr Massarrat emphasized the need for introspection to evaluate the factors responsible for the sad incident. She said that people of East Bengal had played leading role in the struggle for Pakistan but after the creation of the state the negligence of their social, political and economic share led to the mistrust between the two wings. She said that the widening of the gulf between the two parts could not bridge by the civil-military leadership of the country. She said that seeds of the separation of the East Pakistan were sowed in the first decade of Pakistan. She said that Ayub Khan’s centralization of power furthered the socio-political alienation of the people of East Pakistan. She said that elimination from decision making process disintegrated the East Pakistan. She said that in final episode loop holes in Yahya Khan’s Legal Frame Work Order (L.F.O) created the political deadlock and the enemies of Pakistan exploited the already worsened situation for their nefarious designs. Dr Amjad Magsi also expressed his views about the failure of the leadership of Pakistan to redress grievances of the people of East Pakistan. He said that non-recognition of majority rights of the East Pakistan later on developed into political crisis, economic suppression, political alienation and cultural diversification played role in the distrust of eastern wing.