• Short Summary

    Pakistan's military ruler, General Zia ul-Haq is expected to resign from the Army within the next few months, and try to establish himself as the 'civilian' ruler of the nation.

  • Description

    Pakistan's military ruler, General Zia ul-Haq is expected to resign from the Army within the next few months, and try to establish himself as the 'civilian' ruler of the nation. According to Western experts the gamble could prove to be the downfall of the Pakistan strongman, it will depend entirely on his support from the military, and his ability to keep them on line. At a news conference this weekend, Zia said that the question of his own future was constantly on his mind.

    SYNOPSIS: Zia has been ruling Pakistan with an iron hand since the overthrow of Mr. Ali Bhutto twenty-eight months ago. And his cancellation of the November elections this year has caused widespread dissatisfaction within the country.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49R625YX9R39OYGKJXB6C62Y7
    Media URN:
    VLVA49R625YX9R39OYGKJXB6C62Y7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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