• Short Summary

    The leader of the defunct National Awami Party, Abdul Wali Khan, went on trial in Rawalpindi on Wednesday (18 June)
    The Prosecution alleges he and his party are pro-communist and responsible for recent bomb incidents in the north west of the country.

  • Description

    The leader of the defunct National Awami Party, Abdul Wali Khan, went on trial in Rawalpindi on Wednesday (18 June)
    The Prosecution alleges he and his party are pro-communist and responsible for recent bomb incidents in the north west of the country.

    The first day of the trial was an anti-climax. The legal wrangling centred on who would pay the court costs. The full bench of the Pakistan Supreme Court decided that the Government would contribute towards them.

    The NAP, Pakistan's main opposition party, was outlawed in February and a number of its supporters and leaders arrested. The move followed the assassination of the North West Frontier Province's senior minister. NAP was held responsible and charged with anti-state activities.

    Wali Khan, the leader, has protested over the trial. He says his party is not being given a fair chance and will not be allowed to speak freely.

    it is expected that the trial could add to the growing tension between Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan. The Prosecution will attempt to show that the NAP received support from Kabul.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SGJCH2ZX14SV5FZQODCHC6YB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SGJCH2ZX14SV5FZQODCHC6YB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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