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EAST PAKISTAN: PRESIDENT YAHYA KHAN DISCOUNTS RUMOURS OF RECENT GOVERNMENT CHANGES.

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With three days to go to Pakistan's first General Election, President Yahya Khan answered questions in Dacca on Friday (4 December) about his own political future.

He discounted rumours said to be circul...

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REPORTER: "Mr. President, we have heard that there have been some changes at t...

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MV President Yahya Khan with officials
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SCU President with pressmen.
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REPORTER: "Mr. President, we have heard that there have been some changes at the top level of your Government. Is this true, Sir?"



PRESIDENT YAHYA KHAN: "I'm here, nobody's moving me yet. I'll let you know when I go."



REPORTER: "Can you tell me, are you in effective control of the country?"



PRESIDENT: "Don't I look as if I'm in effective control?"



REPORTER: "You do at this moment, yes. And you intend staying that way until the election?"



PRESIDENT: "Absolutely."



REPORTER: "Are you sharing power now with any officers?"



PRESIDENT: "What do you mean by sharing power?"



REPORTER: "Are you in complete control yourself sir, or do you share power with other officers?"



PRESIDENT: "I share power with all my government machinery."



REPORTER: "There are rumours circulating which you may or may not have heard of, that some two or three weeks ago effective control was taken out of your hands, and that you are now just a figurehead. Now is this true or untrue?"



PRESIDENT: "Fantastic."



REPORTER: "And not true?"



PRESIDENT: "Fantastic I said."





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