• Short Summary

    In the troubled Pakistani border province of Baluchistan last Monday (7 October) twelve hundred Marri tribesmen handed over their weapons to civil authorities in the largest single response to an amnesty announced by Prime Minister Bhutto last July.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Tribesmen waiting for Government spokesman with arms stacked (4 shots)
    0.34

    2.
    SV Civil authroity man with chiefs walking towards tribesmen (2 shots)
    0.42

    3.
    SV & CU Official talking to tribes-men
    0.51

    4.
    GV Official speaking to tribesmen (6 shots)
    1.17



    Initials ET/1939 ET/1958



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the troubled Pakistani border province of Baluchistan last Monday (7 October) twelve hundred Marri tribesmen handed over their weapons to civil authorities in the largest single response to an amnesty announced by Prime Minister Bhutto last July.

    The amnesty expires on 15 October.

    Next day Mr. Bhutto said he would make a "pleasant" announcement to resolve the Baluchistan crisis on the date the amnesty expires.

    There have been nearly twelve months of military action in Baluchistan
    The Government and the Pakistani press have been strongly attacking the Opposition leaders... principally Abdul Wali Khan, President of the National Awami Party... who have recently launched an intensive campaign for political settlement of the Baluchistan issue.

    Some Government leaders say the Opposition campaign amounted to subversion of the constitution and incitement to the armed forces.

    The Opposition demands included the restoration in Baluchistan of the National Awami Party's coalition Government, headed by the former Chief Minister, Ataullah Khan Mengal, now under arrest.

    During Monday's arms handover, a spokesman for the tribesmen, Balagh Sher, expressed deep regret over their past "misdeeds".

    The tribesmen pledged loyalty to the Government, and declared support for the Government's efforts in developing the most backward areas in the Province.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACUILQSABPU58WGFNU82TQERSB
    Media URN:
    VLVACUILQSABPU58WGFNU82TQERSB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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