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    President Fazal Elahi Chaudry of Pakistan and Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto took the salute at a large military parade in the Pakistan capital, Rawalpindi, on Saturday (23 March) to mark Pakistan day.

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    President Fazal Elahi Chaudry of Pakistan and Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto took the salute at a large military parade in the Pakistan capital, Rawalpindi, on Saturday (23 March) to mark Pakistan day.

    This day commemorates the anniversary of the 1940 Lahore Resolution which demanded self-determination for the Moslems of the Indian Sub-continent.

    In a message to his people, Premier Bhutto said Pakistan was facing enormous economic problems. And he said, relations with neighboring states gave cause for some anxiety.

    He said: "We are assailed with doubts whether these neighbors are prepared for co-existence with us on a basis of non-interference, respect for international agreement and renunciation of the use of force and attempts at subversion."
    Later, in a nationwide broadcast, Mr. Bhutto said that Pakistan would press for the restoration of diplomatic relations with India as soon as possible.

    Mr. Bhutto called for a reduction in defence expenditure by both India and Pakistan. He said Indian leaders did not appear to have taken into account the need for a balance between defence and economic requirements.

    There was a flypast by 120 aircraft, including MIG and Mirage fighters, over Rawalpindi racecourse. And the hour-long military parade included banks and artillery.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACJOD5B70XUU5179RSFARPJNXZ
    Media URN:
    VLVACJOD5B70XUU5179RSFARPJNXZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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