1 The Constitution of Pakistan must be federal with a parliamentary
form of government and legislature directly elected on the basis of adult
2. Federal subjects to remain limited to Defence and Foreign Affairs only.
3 There should be separate currencies for the two Wings, freely convertible into each other, or, in the alternative, one currency subject to statutory safeguards against flight of capital from the East to the West Wing.
4 Power of taxation and revenue collection to be vested in the federating states; the center to be financed by allocation of a share in the states' taxes.
5 Separate foreign exchange accounts to be kept for East and West Pakistan; the requirements of the Federal Government to be met by the two Wings in equal proportions or on any other fixed basis as may be agreed upon.
6. Self-sufficiency of East Pakistan in Defence matters; an ordnance factory and a military academy to be set up in the East Wing; the federal naval headquarters to be located in East Pakistan.
From Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,
Amader Banchar Dabi (Our Right to Live)
1. Pakistan must be constituted, as a federal state in which the
power of the Central Government would remain confined to Defence, Foreign
Affairs and Currency and all other powers would remain vested in the provinces.
The provinces would be given full autonomy and the Central Government would have
no control over provincial subjects. Both the Central and the provincial
Governments would be parliamentary in character
based on universal adult franchise and direct election. The fundamental rights enumerated in the Constitution of 1956 were to be restored and the Judiciary must enforce them.
2. The capital and the headquarters of different Central Organizations of Pakistan must be shifted to the East Wing This would enable the country to adopt effective measures for
the removal of economic disparity between the two wings within a definite period of time.
3. In the Armed Forces the East Pakistanis must be recruited in large numbers so that the total number of East Pakistani soldiers and officers in different wings of the Defence
Forces might be proportionate to their population strength. The Defence Forces of Pakistan must be reorganized and form-ed into a real National Army with soldiers recruited from all
parts of the country. Both the wings of Pakistan must have such land, naval and air forces, which would enable them to repulse in an emergency a foreign invasion without the aid of
the other wing. In East Pakistan a military academy must be opened.
4. The number of East Pakistanis in various departments and organizations of the Central Government and in services including the Foreign Service must be proportionate to their
population strength. This objective must be realized within a maximum period of five years.
5. The pattern of capital investment, both in private sphere as well as in state sphere, must be so planned that both the wings of the country might develop equally. The foundation
of a balanced economy must be laid within the shortest possible period of time and the per capita income in East Pakistan must be raised to the level of per capita income in West Pakistan within a period not exceeding ten years.
6. The national economy must be so reorganized that the wealth of the country, instead of being concentrated in the hands of a few persons, might lead to a rapid rise in the standard of living of the common people.
7. The study of the Quran must be made compulsory at all stages of education, both general and technical. Bengali in West Pakistan and Urdu in East Pakistan must be made
compulsory up to a particular stage.
1. (a) Restoration of provincial zed colleges to their original status.
(b) Extension in number of schools. and colleges.
(c) Night shift arrangements. in Provincial colleges.
(d) Fifty per cent reduction in tuition fees.
(e) Bengali as a medium of instruction as well as work in all. offices.
(f) Hostel charges. to be subsidized by 50 per cent.
(g) Increase in salaries of teachers.
(h) Free and compulsory education up to Class VIII.
(i) Medical University to be set up and Medical Council Ordinance to be withdrawn.
(j) Facilities. for condensed course for Polytechnic students.
(k) Train and bus concessions.
(l) Job opportunity guarantee.
(m) Repeal of University Ordinance and full autonomy for Universities.
(n) Repeal of National Education Commission and Hamoodur Rahman Reports.
2. Parliamentary democracy on the bass of universal franchise.
3. (a) Federal form of government and sovereign legislature.
(b) Federal Government's powers to be confined to defence, foreign policy and currency.
4. Sub-federation of Baluchistan, North West Frontier Province and Sind with regional autonomy for each unit.
5. Nationalization of banks, insurance companies and all big industries.
6. Reduction in rates of taxes and revenues on peasants.
7. Fair wages and bonus for workers.
8. Flood control measures for East Pakistan.
9. Withdrawal of all emergency laws, security acts and other prohibitive orders.
10. Quit SEATO, CENTO and Pakistan-U.S. military pacts.
11. Release of all detainees and political prisoners including those of Agartala Conspiracy Case.