• Short Summary

    AIR MARSHAL ASGHAR KHAN, PAKISTAN'S FORMER AIR FORCE CHIEF, ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY (8 JANUARY) THAT HE WAS RETURNING TO POLITICS -- ONLY A MONTH AFTER SAYING HE HAD QUIT.

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    AIR MARSHAL ASGHAR KHAN, PAKISTAN'S FORMER AIR FORCE CHIEF, ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY (8 JANUARY) THAT HE WAS RETURNING TO POLITICS -- ONLY A MONTH AFTER SAYING HE HAD QUIT. THE 48-YEAR-OLD AIR MARSHAL TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN KARACHI THAT HE PLANNED TO WORK AS AN INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGNING FOR NATIONAL UNITY.

    THE AIR MARSHAL SAID HE WANTED TO WORK FOR HARMONY BETWEEN WEST AND IMPOVERISHED EAST PAKISTAN. HE ALSO PLEDGED EFFORTS TO TRY AND HALT THE MOUNTING TENSION BETWEEN PRO-PEKING LEFTWINGERS AND ORTHODOX MOSLEMS FROM FLARING INTO VIOLENCE.

    IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE AIR MARSHAL'S RESIGNATION WAS A TACTICAL MOVE TO DISENTANGLE HIMSELF FROM THE PAKISTANI DEMOCRATIC PARTY, A RIGHTEST GROUPING HE JOINED LAST SUMMER. HIS ASSOCIATION WITH THE FACTION-RIDDEN DEMOCRATIC PARTY COST HIM MUCH OF THE PRESTIGE HE HAD WON CAMPAIGNING FOR THE DOWNFALL OF FORMER PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN A YEAR AGO, IT WAS REPORTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB45AIRKT6ABB796632PE985ZL
    Media URN:
    VLVAB45AIRKT6ABB796632PE985ZL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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