• Short Summary

    Fifteen East Pakistanis resigned yesterday, August 4 from the Pakistan Embassy in Washington and the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations.

  • Description

    Fifteen East Pakistanis resigned yesterday, August 4 from the Pakistan Embassy in Washington and the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations. The group, which included seven top diplomats also sought political asylum in the United States. They denounced what they termed the "barbarous actions" of their government in East Pakistan and pledged allegiance to the Bangla Desh independence movement. At a press conference, the officers, all Bengalis, accused the Pakistani government of turning East Pakistan into a "land of death and terror". Included in the group of defectors was Mr. Enayet Karim, number two man at the embassy and Mr. Sayyid A. Karim, deputy permanent representative to the U.N. who offered these comments at the presser.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6KAXRHMTDTGSKB5YZP1TBCUE7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KAXRHMTDTGSKB5YZP1TBCUE7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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