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DAR-ES-SALAAM-Namibian Struggle Enters New Phase

January 8, 1972 "What will you do for currency?" a reporter asked him. Panni had a ready reply; "We will use Pakistani currency, superimposed with the stamp of the Bangla Desh Government.'' "What will the economy of Bangla Desh be like?" "Don't you know that Bangla Desh Is very rich? Did you not read The Economist, which said the only way the Bangla Desh economy could go was 'Up, and Up" I was tempted to ask what he proposed to do about the millions of landless labourers, the millions of unemploy ed and the millions of starving people in that fabulously rich country? Pakistan had devised a system of robbing them and was Bangla Desh going to use that same economic system? But I did not embarrass him.

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