94 ংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ দলিলপত্রঃ ত্রয়োদশ খন্ড The President of Pakistan has reiterated his Government's hope that those who have fled across the border to India will return to their homes, and has under taken that they will have no cause to fear should they do so. Her Majesty's Government have represented to him the importance of restoring peaceful conditions in which confidence can once again take root and normal political life can be resumed. I thank the Right Hon. Gentleman for his general welcome for the statement I have made. On the political point, of what is to be the political future of Pakistan and the political structure, it would not be helpful for me to make suggestions at this moment in public. We have made many suggestions in private The President is making a statement on 28" June. One would hope-and we have expressed this hope to him-that he will be able to bring together with West Pakistan the elected representatives from the East. We think that this is essential. 米 :}; : 米 宋 No, Sir I would not give that undertaking to take it to the Security Council. The Indian Government has made no such proposal, and I think that, therefore, we had better consider for the future, and after the President of Pakistan has made his statement, what the chances are of large numbers of refugees going back to East Pakistan, It would certainly be premature to involve the United Nations in that respect. There must be a political Settlement. There must be a civilian Government installed. It must be for that Government's administration to assess the situation. The Hon. Member will recognize that only the army at the moment can deal with the distribution of food.