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Chief Executive sympathises with Editor

KARACHI- Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf visited the Recorder House building, which was devastated in a blaze set by an unruly crowd on May 18.

While sympathising with M. A. Zuberi, Editor, Business Recorder, the general condemned the terrorist act and said these elements were out to destabilise his government as well as the country.

He under took an extensive tour of the premises to see the burnt offices and charred vehicles. Wamaq A. Zuberi and Arshad A Zuberi, Chief Executive sand Deputy Chief Executive of the newspaper respectively, briefed the general about the incident.

Later talking to journalists, Musharraf said the murder of Maulana Yosuf Ludhianvi was highly deplorable. To a question the general said, he will set up an enquiry into the murder of Maulana Ludhiavni as it was a great loss.

The enquiry team, he said, will also look into the successive arson and destruction of the Recorder House. “Such incidents should not recur in future.” When asked whether his government would compensate the losses, incurred due to fire. He said: “I will think over it. ”

Referring to the resultant agitation, He said, “Antinational elements were involved in these activities to distract us from our path for the betterment of the economy. Our agenda is to steer Pakistan beyond these types of incidents.”

He appreciated the staff and management of Business Recorder for bringing out the newspaper uninterrupted despite this untoward incident.

Source: Business Recorder
Date:5/24/2000