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DATE=10/21/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=PAK/POL (L-ONLY) NUMBER=2-255329 BYLINE=AYAZ GUL DATELINE=ISLAMABAD CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party is demanding an immediate restoration of democracy. The party - the Pakistan Muslim League -- has urged the military rulers to release Mr. Sharif, who remains under arrest. He has not been seen since the dismissal of his government in a bloodless military coup last week. Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad. TEXT: Senior members of Mr. Sharif's political party met briefly in the Pakistani capital (Thursday) for the first time since the coup. A party spokesman, Zafarul Haq, told reporters the group laments the military takeover and is worried about Mr. Sharif's health and well being. /// HAQ ACT /// This change was unjustified and this change is unfortunate. We are demanding that democracy should be restored immediately. We are also demanding that we should have access to our leader, Nawaz Sharif. We are also demanding his immediate release. We would certainly like that there is no confrontation between the Pakistan Muslim League and the armed forces of Pakistan, because it would be disaster for both sides, as well as for the country. /// END ACT /// Since the coup on October 12th most of the officials arrested with Mr. Sharif have been released, but he remains in what the army calls protective custody. An army spokesman said Wednesday that Mr. Sharif is in good health and is being treated well. Meanwhile, the human rights group Amnesty International has urged (Thursday) Pakistan's new military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, to charge and give fair trails to members of the ousted government or immediately release them. The United States and other governments have urged the general to restore democracy to Pakistan. (Signed) NEB/AG/LTD/gm 21-Oct-1999 12:27 PM EDT (21-Oct-1999 1627 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .