• Short Summary

    Fears are growing in Pakistan of yet another upheaval following the sentencing to death last month of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who'd been found guilty of ordering the murder of a political opponent four years ago.

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    Fears are growing in Pakistan of yet another upheaval following the sentencing to death last month of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who'd been found guilty of ordering the murder of a political opponent four years ago. An appeal against the sentence is to be heard on May the sixth and Mr. Bhutto's lawyers have asked for more time to prepare their case. Mr. Bhutto's supporters have said that of he hangs, Pakistan's rivers will run red. Pakistan's Martial Law Administrator, General Zia Ul-Haq, has reaffirmed his hard line on matters of law and order with more public hangings and floggings where necessary. General Zia recently spoke to BBC reporter Brian Barron.

    SYNOPSIS: General Zia was asked why he had praised Mr. Bhutto before he was deposed last year but now described him as a murderer.

    This man had been sentenced by a military court to 12 lashes for attempting to rape a little girl.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6TLDK9IPG68CC5UYRH0ITT8LX
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TLDK9IPG68CC5UYRH0ITT8LX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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