• Short Summary

    With three days to go to Pakistan's first General Election, President Yahya Khan answered questions in Dacca on Friday (4 December) about his own political future.

  • Description

    With three days to go to Pakistan's first General Election, President Yahya Khan answered questions in Dacca on Friday (4 December) about his own political future.

    He discounted rumours said to be circulating in Pakistan that he was no longer in full personal control of the country.

    More than 56 million people are eligible to vote in the elections on Monday (7 December), which could herald the end of martial law imposed in March 1969.

    President Yahya has put the country's armed forces on the alert as polling day approaches, and banned civilians from carrying fire-arms.

    On television he reminded the people that the election was the first step in his plan to restore civilian rule.

    He spoke about his personal situation to reporters at Dacca Airport after a visit to the disaster area of East Pakistan.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA37BBYI8U6AAUOBWLZVG1BGZ17
    Media URN:
    VLVA37BBYI8U6AAUOBWLZVG1BGZ17
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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