In Rawalpindi, at the Pakistan Council for National Integration the Central Minister for Information and Broadcasting urges the people to work unitedly for the prosperity of the country.
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Background: In Rawalpindi, at the Pakistan Council for National Integration the Central Minister for Information and Broadcasting urges the people to work unitedly for the prosperity of the country.The occasion marks the completion of another course in Bengali.Prizes and diplomas are given to successful students.By learning each others' language the people of East and West Pakistan are forging indissoluble ties of unity.
And now in East Pakistan we attend the opening of the Chittagong Centre of the Pakistan Council for National Integration by the Provincial Governor.He says help and assistance from friends who understand us is welcome but when friends assume the role of masters, we need no longer.Through unity and strength we learn self-reliance.The Chittagong Centre is decorated with Pakistani paintings, and hours a well stocked library.The books in Urdu and Bengali are representative of the cultures of the peoples of East and West Pakistan.Another aspect of the Pakistan Council's practical application of its Motto: UNITY through KNOWLEDGE.
In Chittagong District the rural people slowly begin to recover after the recent monsoon floods.To assess the damage and inspect relief operations the Governor of East Pakistan journeys to affected villages and meets the people.He praises the voluntary repair work they have undertaken, and outlines a 368 crore rupee master plan for flood control in East Pakistan.
On the out skirts of Karachi we see tremendous building work progress.Earth removing tractors and bulldozers rumble along as the pace of construction is stepped up on the new fifty lakh rupee bridge across Malir River.District Council staff and engineers supervise the work and provide technical advice.Two Hundred Labourers work round the clock to complete the bridge in record time.Plans and blue prints are consulted as each new stage is begun on this the biggest project of its kind executed by the Provincial Works Department.The danger of flooding the national highway in the rainy season will be averted, as the bridge fifteen hundred feet in length is higher than the present railway bridge and runs parallel to it.The foundations stand firmly in the bed of the Malir River and the bridge to be opened to traffic this month, will safeguard Karachi's road link with West Pakistan.
The coastal areas of East Pakistan seemingly present a picture of vast tract of waste land and stretches of water.But it is these areas which thickly populated as they are, bear the brunt of devastating cyclones and tidal waves.The recent cyclone havoc took a heavy toll in life and property, laying waste many settlements.To protect the people a vigorous campaign of building embankments has been launched.The embankments which vary in height are able to withstand the onrush of flood waters and high velocity winds, greatly reducing damage to property.These dwelling places and villages which lie within the protective ring of embankments are little damaged, as you can see, despite the fury of the last cyclone.Soon the entire coastal area will be protected by embankments.Nature will be disciplined and the people of East Pakistan, more secure, will progress and prosper.