The powerful East Pakistan leader, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, met President Yahya Khan for two and a half hours in Dacca on Tuesday ( March 16 ) in an attempt to solve the country's political crisis.
GV Sheikh Mujibur's house
SV Sheikh greeting followers and newsmen saying "Sorry nothing to say now"
GV escort jeep and Mujib's car along road
SV PAN troops along road
GV car into presidential palace, gates close
SV & GV PAN troops on guard
GV Sheikh's car leaving surrounded by newsman.
MV crowds and troops
MV Sheikh talking to newsmen.
GV newsmen surround car
SV PAN Sheikh in car waves to crowd and away.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 10: SHEIKH MUJIBUR: "It is not a very -- not a matter of one or two minutes. It requires sufficient time to discuss and tomorrow at ten o'clock I am again meeting the President....."
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Background: The powerful East Pakistan leader, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, met President Yahya Khan for two and a half hours in Dacca on Tuesday ( March 16 ) in an attempt to solve the country's political crisis. Afterwards Sheikh Mujibur said that reaching agreement was " not a matter of one or two minutes". The two leaders met again on Wednesday and later the President announced that he had agreed to order an inquiry into charge by Sheikh Mujibur of unprovoked killing of civilians in Dacca in the first week of March when the crisis over the transfer from martial law to civil rule came to a head. The concession boosted hopes that a solution of the crisis might be in sight, though President Yahya will find it harder to meet Sheikh Mujibur's other demands.