From The Past Pages Of Dawn: 1973: Fifty Years Ago: Mengal's warning.

KARACHI -- Sardar Ataullah Khan Mengal, Chief Minister of Baluchistan, said ... that the Centre 'cannot possibly hope to escape the consequences that are bound to result from creating anarchical conditions in the provinces.'

Addressing a Press conference, he made it clear that the Centre-provinces animosity, if not checked, would engulf the whole country. To him, the most regrettable part of the political situation was that trouble was being fomented in the provinces by the Central Ministers directly or at the instigation of the Central Government.

Anyone who thought that were the provinces to be aflame, the Centre would...

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