• Short Summary

    AIR MARSHAL ASGHAR KHAN, A POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN THE FORTHCOMING PAKISTAN ELECTIONS, CONTINUED HIS ARDUOUS CAMPAIGNING WITH AN APPEARANCE IN KARACHI ON WEDNESDAY (5 FEBRUARY)
    THE 52-YEAR-OLD FORMER COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF PAKISTAN'S AIR FORCE, ANNOUNCED HIS ENTRY INTO POLITICS IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR, AND HAS SINCE MADE COUNTLESS SPEECHES IN WEST AND EAST PAKISTAN IN A WHIRLWIND CAMPAIGN.

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    AIR MARSHAL ASGHAR KHAN, A POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN THE FORTHCOMING PAKISTAN ELECTIONS, CONTINUED HIS ARDUOUS CAMPAIGNING WITH AN APPEARANCE IN KARACHI ON WEDNESDAY (5 FEBRUARY)
    THE 52-YEAR-OLD FORMER COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF PAKISTAN'S AIR FORCE, ANNOUNCED HIS ENTRY INTO POLITICS IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR, AND HAS SINCE MADE COUNTLESS SPEECHES IN WEST AND EAST PAKISTAN IN A WHIRLWIND CAMPAIGN.

    A GRADUATE OF THE INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY, ASGHAR KHAN FLEW AS A WARTIME FIGHTER PILOT IN BURMA, BECAME COMMANDANT OF POST-PARTITION PAKISTAN'S AIR FORCE COLLEGE, AND EMERGED AT 35 AS FIRST PAKISTANI AIR FORCE ONE OF THE MOST DEADLY STRIKING FORCES IN ASIA. HE RETIRED FROM THE AIR FORCE TO BECOME THE HEAD OF PAKISTAN'S INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES, BUT RESIGNED LAST YEAR BECAUSE HE FOUND OFFICIALS "THOROUGHLY DISHONEST AND INEFFICIENT".

    HE ENTERED POLITICS, AFTER THE ARREST OF ZULFIQAR ALI BHUTTO, FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER, AND IT WAS SEEN BY MANY OBSERVERS AS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS IN PAKISTANI POLITICS SINCE PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN CAME TO POWER.

    ASGHAR KHAN, MARRIED WITH FOUR CHILDREN, HOLDS MOST OF THE MAJOR AWARDS THAT HIS COUNTRY CAN OFFER, AND IS HIGHLY RESPECTED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LJ0SFWLYBUGOX2GADYOC01ZU
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LJ0SFWLYBUGOX2GADYOC01ZU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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