DATE=10/13/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=PAK COUP REACT (L-O) NUMBER=2-254974 BYLINE=SCOTT ANGER DATELINE=ISLAMABAD CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Human-rights activists in Pakistan say they are concerned the military take over Tuesday will do little to serve the long-term interests of the Pakistani people. From Islamabad, Correspondent Scott Anger reports. TEXT: Pakistan's independent Human Rights Commission says the ousted government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is guilty of giving rise to fundamentalism, the creation of new tensions throughout the country, and blatant violations of human rights. The Sharif government was ousted Tuesday in a military coup by General Pervez Musharraf. But despite its harsh criticism of the former government, the commission has called for the military leaders that now head Pakistan to draw up a timetable for returning the country to democratic rule. Pakistan Human Rights Commission member I-A Rehman says the group is asking that the interruption of democracy be as brief as possible. /// REHMAN ACT /// If we have a parliament, then parliament should take over. And if we do not have parliament or a national assembly, then we should have elections immediately. /// END ACT /// Mr. Rehman says the commission's biggest fear is that the army may make mistakes that will slow the revival of the democratic process in Pakistan. In a written statement, the commission has urged accountability in any new government formed. It also asks that genuine respect for people's rights be observed, something many Pakistanis criticized the former government for failing to do. (SIGNED) NEB/SA/RAE 13-Oct-1999 12:11 PM EDT (13-Oct-1999 1611 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .