Thursday, June 21, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Musharraf appoints himself President
Remains Chief Executive; removes Tarar

Islamabad, June 20
The Pakistan Chief Executive, Gen Pervez Musharraf, was installed as the country’s fourth military President here today, shortly ahead of crucial summit-level talks with India.


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PM speaks to General; Pak contests remark
New Delhi, June 20
India and Pakistan today agreed to tone down the “political rhetoric” in both countries before the July 14 summit in Agra as the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, spoke to General Pervez Musharraf this morning hours before he took over as the President of the country.

Mr Mohammad Rafiq Tarar (left) and Gen Pervez Musharraf attend Pakistan’s Independence Day ceremony in this August 14 file photo.Indian envoy attends swearing-in

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Mr Mohammad Rafiq Tarar (left) and Gen Pervez Musharraf attend Pakistan’s Independence Day ceremony in this August 14 file photo.
— Reuters photo

In the footsteps of predecessors
Islamabad, June 20
By taking over as President of Pakistan, Gen Pervez Musharraf has only followed the tradition of three previous army generals to assume the country’s highest constitutional post today after being its Chief Executive for 20 months following a military coup.


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It’s unfortunate: Commonwealth
London, June 20
Britain and the Commonwealth today termed as “unfortunate” and a “setback” to democracy Pakistan’s military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf’s decision to appoint himself President and dissolve the national and provincial Assemblies.

Bodies of 13 victims cremated
Manipur MLAs not to resign yet

Imphal, June 20
The bodies of 13 victims killed in Monday’s police firing were given a mass cremation today as Army choppers whirred overhead and the security forces stepped up patrols in the valley, where three districts are under indefinite curfew.

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Holed-up militant shot dead
Baramula, June 20
The security forces today killed a militant who had taken refuge in a mosque at Kachihama in Kupwara district.
This was the third such incident in a month when militants had used mosques to attack the security forces.

Head Granthi resigns
Talwandi Sabo, June 20
A development which may have far-reaching effects in the Sikh religio-political scene, the head Granthi of Takht Damdama Sahib Man Singh today resigned his post to protest against his transfer to a Gandha Singh Gurdwara at Barnala.

‘Bir’ not historic: Vedanti
Sikh scholars to probe matter
Amritsar, June 20
Even as the Dharm Parchar Committee of the SGPC, through a resolution, has decided to make arrangements to bring back the handwritten “bir” from Canada, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, has said the “bir” was not a historic one. The resolution of the Dharm Parchar Committee, received by Akal Takht Secretariat reads, “The meeting resolved to get the matter probed by a panel of Sikh scholars”.


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