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    INTRODUCTION: Ambassadors from several Moslem countries joined thousands of Pakistanis on Thursday (3 March) for celebrations in Rawalpindi marking the anniversary of the birth of the Moslem Prophet Mohammed.

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    INTRODUCTION: Ambassadors from several Moslem countries joined thousands of Pakistanis on Thursday (3 March) for celebrations in Rawalpindi marking the anniversary of the birth of the Moslem Prophet Mohammed.

    SYNOPSIS: The festival is known as Eid Milad un Nabi and this year was observed with unprecented religious fervour. The reason for this is that Pakistan is currently in the midst of general election fever, with all political parties pledging to carry out the dictates of Island. The election itself takes place on Monday (7 March).

    People from many regions of Pakistan -- from the Khyber Pass in the north to Karachi in the south -- flocked tot Rawalpindi for the festival in a wide variety of transport -- including traditional slow-moving bullock carts.

    Replicas of the holy places of Islam featured in processions through the streets of the city -- including one model of the holy Kaaba -- the most sacred relic -- shrouded in black as a mark of respect.

    On the political front it is predicted that Prime Minster Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his Pakistan People's Party will be given a new mandate in the elections -- but opposition has been much stronger than anticipated.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9R6A8MQ00W66N8FP16RKH2YO1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9R6A8MQ00W66N8FP16RKH2YO1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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