• Short Summary

    Pakistan changed from a presidential to a parliamentary democracy on Tuesday (August 14) when outgoing President Zulfikar Ali Bhutte was sworn in as the country's first Prime Minister in 15 years.

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    Pakistan changed from a presidential to a parliamentary democracy on Tuesday (August 14) when outgoing President Zulfikar Ali Bhutte was sworn in as the country's first Prime Minister in 15 years.

    In a nationally televised ceremony in Parliament, which started at midnight, Chaudhry Fazal Elahi took office as President and Pakistan's new constitution came into force. Most power has now passed from the President to the Prime Minister.

    Tuesday was also the 26th anniversary of Pakistan's Independence and Mr. Bhutte spoke on national radio and television.

    Pakistan's worst floods since independence marred the ceremony. At least 90 people have died and the Prime Minister who will visit flooded Punjab Province, cancelled a planned reception.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2I7RUN5KFSR1NGEJAXK9IP54X
    Media URN:
    VLVA2I7RUN5KFSR1NGEJAXK9IP54X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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