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    Pakistan's Prime Minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto met opposition leaders for two hours in Rawalpindi on Friday (24 June) but the meeting ended without settling any differences over the holding of new general elections.

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    Pakistan's Prime Minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto met opposition leaders for two hours in Rawalpindi on Friday (24 June) but the meeting ended without settling any differences over the holding of new general elections. However, both sides said agreement might be reached within a few days.

    SYNOPSIS: The meeting began a few hours after Mr. Bhutto's return from a five-day tour of Moslem countries. The opposition Pakistan National Alliance (PNA) had demanded the meeting to discuss stalled efforts to arrange elections in October. The PNA was claiming that elections last March had been rigged. The Opposition mounted a prolonged campaign of agitation, and Mr. Bhutto has finally conceded fresh elections. The meeting did not make any progress on the details holding up the signature of a basic agreement reached last week. The agreement covers the release of prisoners arrested during the agitation campaign, the lifting of a state emergency, and measures to ensure a fair election.

    A government spokesman said the two sides would probably reach agreement after two more meetings.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA20S3FH5Q0S04UHQPXTB6ORH5X
    Media URN:
    VLVA20S3FH5Q0S04UHQPXTB6ORH5X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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