• Short Summary

    A 31-gun salute boomed out over Rawalpindi at dawn on Monday (14 August 1967) to mark the 20th anniversary of Pakistan's independence.

  • Description

    A 31-gun salute boomed out over Rawalpindi at dawn on Monday (14 August 1967) to mark the 20th anniversary of Pakistan's independence.

    Most of the Independence Day celebrations were cancelled because of torrential rain that began to fall heavily in the morning, but presiding over those that went on was Ayub Khan, the country's president.

    The President gave a reception for government and civil leaders. A special stamp was issued to mark the anniversary of independence and there was a march past through the streets of Rawalpindi by boy scouts and civil defence workers.

    The salute was taken by Major Mohammed Ashraf.

    Throughout the country public buildings were illuminated as the celebrations went on.

    Pakistan came into existence in 1947 after India had been given her freedom. To accommodate the predominantly Moslem population Pakistan was hived off from the rest of what was then all India and given status as an independent nation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACPV52OMYVMJESNTAEB35XQM7M
    Media URN:
    VLVACPV52OMYVMJESNTAEB35XQM7M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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