• Short Summary

    Pakistan's politicians are gearing themselves for a summer campaign battle which will decide the fate of the nation's march from Army rule to democracy.

  • Description

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    GV Crowd at meeting
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    SV Maulana Maudodoodi seated
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    GV PAN..Crowd
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    4.
    SV Maudodoodi
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    SV People listen
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    SV Maudodoodi addresses crowd
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    SV Crowd waving
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    CU Maudodoodi and people listen (3 shots)
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    GV Crowd listening
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    10.
    CU Jewellery and watches donated to fund (2 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Pakistan's politicians are gearing themselves for a summer campaign battle which will decide the fate of the nation's march from Army rule to democracy. The 13-month-old military regime of General Yahya Khan says it is firmly resolved to hand over power to a civilian Government after Pakistan's elections, promised for October 5.

    As the elections draw nearer the political parties are also making a great effort to collect funds for their election campaigns.

    The Jammat-i-Islami party, the foremost front for the Islamic order in Pakistan, has encouraged its members to go door to door to collect funds for the party's election expenses. The first city to offer a purse of one lac Rupees (GBP 9,500) was Gujranwala which was visited by party leader Maulana Syed Abul Aala Maudoodi in April.

    Maudoodi is currently visiting Karachi, the biggest city in Pakistan. There the women have donated their jewellery and the men have offered their wrist watches to be sold to raise funds. The people of Karachi have also given seven and a half lac rupees (GBP 70,000)as their first instalment towards the party funds.

    The Jammat-i-Islami party is the main opposition to the Pakistan Peoples Party led by Mr Z.A.Bhutto.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5QR1VP3W9J1YQ9Z7DUUFEVF9O
    Media URN:
    VLVA5QR1VP3W9J1YQ9Z7DUUFEVF9O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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