I^/OrlAbTAJM FOR THE UNITED STATESGEKCE ECARD
Chiefs Request for USIB Consideration of the Security Situation in Pakistan
METOPANrUM FOR THE MEMBERS OF TEE SPECIAL GROUP
Referenced nerjoranduoSIB appraisal of the subversive insurgency situation in Pakistan, with particular ea-phasis on tbe Cccxjunict threat in East Pakiston.
por narry years, various elements in East Pakistan have resented the greater influence and authority of West Pakistan in the country's affairs end have sought Increased local autonoqy. This has frcci tice to tine given rise to riots and denonstratlons in East Pakistan, cost recently In Theof these various movements is non-Cccounlst, though the situation is of course subject to Ccnaunlst exploitation.
arachif SU September, cited In referenced document, suggests an increase in the USAJD's Public Safety program
1 Excluded from nutcnatlc
dcwcgradlng and declassificatlon
for Pakistan,high nediun priority" to the project and noting that "we do not anticipate subversion cr Insurgency to get out of hand in imedlate future."
h. Thie latter Judgment Is ccnflrued In tbe Deportcent of State uenorandua for tbe Special Group (CI) (also cited In referenced DeiioranduD) which also reflects the opinion of tbe recently returnedffaire.
5- The sace Judgment is expressedDP Decoracduoovenber, coordinated with othe CIA ccoponente concerned, and In
that the special Group (CI) defer further consideration of this probleD pending fully coordinated views of the Ambassador and Country Teas.
do not believe that tbe threat of Corounist insurgency
Pakistan is an urgent or imedlate one. He recomend that the USIB not undertake at this tine an appraisal of the Internal security situation In Pakistan, until tbe receipt of the coordinated views of the US Ambassador to Pakistan and his Country Teaa. FOR THE BOARD CF NATIONAL ESTIMATES
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