• Short Summary

    On February 16th the Chief of staff of the Pakistan army, General Abdul Hamid Khan, opened the new Karakoram Highway, built by the Pakistan army with Chinese assistance and running through extremely difficult mountain terrain 200 miles (320 km) from Gilgit, in North Pakistan, to the border of the People's Republic of China.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Chinese delegation arriving for opening ceremony (3 shots)
    0.14

    2.
    SV Other guests arriving.
    0.16

    3.
    SV Pakistan's army chief of staff General Abdul Hamid Khan, arrives with Chinese delegate.
    0.18

    4.
    SV Soldiers of the Pakistan and Chinese armies applaud.
    0.19

    5.
    SV Chinese official meets Pakistan officers.
    0.24

    6.
    CU Troops.
    0.26

    7.
    SCU General Khan signs document PAN to Chinese delegate signing (3 shots)
    0.35

    8.
    SV General Khan shakes hands with Chinese delegate and soldiers applaud (2 shots)
    0.40

    9.
    SV General Khan and Chinese official presented with model of new bridge.
    0.45

    10.
    CU Model of bridge.
    0.46

    11.
    SV Chinese del. addresses crowd.
    0.51

    12.
    SV General Khan addresses crowd.
    0.54

    13.
    SV Troops
    0.56

    14.
    CU General Khan speaking.
    1.00

    15.
    SV Officers applaud.
    1.02

    16.
    GV New road being opened two ribbons cut by explosions.
    1.04

    17.
    SV Troops
    1.05

    18.
    GV Armoured trucks down new highway
    1.12

    19.
    SV PAN down rock face to new road. (2 shots)
    1.20

    20.
    LV People walking on new road.
    1.23

    21.
    CU Sign on new road "Shishkat 9"
    1.26



    Initials CO.17.01 CM/AW/CO/17.36



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On February 16th the Chief of staff of the Pakistan army, General Abdul Hamid Khan, opened the new Karakoram Highway, built by the Pakistan army with Chinese assistance and running through extremely difficult mountain terrain 200 miles (320 km) from Gilgit, in North Pakistan, to the border of the People's Republic of China.

    The road, begun in 1966, is the second between Pakistan and China, but the first ever to carry heavy vehicles.

    This official Pakistani film shows the opening ceremony at Baltit, on the northern tip of West Pakistan bordering the Chinese region of Sinkiang, about 100 miles (160 kms) from the Chinese border.

    Chinese Minister of Communications Mr. Yang Chieh attended, and affirmed China's support at the ceremony for Kashmir's right to self-determination. His remarks gain significance in the light of current strained relations between Pakistan and India following the hijacking of an Indian airliner to Pakistan by Kashmiri rebels.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACGRSDCFWT2JQY4RXRTDML76AC
    Media URN:
    VLVACGRSDCFWT2JQY4RXRTDML76AC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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