• Short Summary

    President Zulfikar Bhutto of Pakistan, who is on a five day tour of the northern areas of his country which are on the border with The People's Republic of China, arrived in Gilgit in Hunza State on Monday (23 September)
    In his arrival speech at Gligit Airport, he announced that he would be visiting Moscow, possibly next month.

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    President Zulfikar Bhutto of Pakistan, who is on a five day tour of the northern areas of his country which are on the border with The People's Republic of China, arrived in Gilgit in Hunza State on Monday (23 September)
    In his arrival speech at Gligit Airport, he announced that he would be visiting Moscow, possibly next month. His visit would take place after a Moslem feast, which is expected to end on 18 October.

    Of more immediate significance to his listeners was his announcement that the Hunza State was to be merged with the other Northern States. He said that the country could not afford to have states within a state. They had to bring to an end reactionary systems, and run the country in accordance with his party's manifesto and the wishes of the people.

    When he arrived at the airport, Mr. Bhutto was met by the Mir of Hunza and the ruler of Nagar.

    The same day, he travelled by helicopter to Danyore, a short distance from Gilgit, where he met Chinese workers who are building a road there. He was given a rousing welcome by the Chinese workmen and nurses lining the road outside the Chinese headquarters.

    The Hunza State has had a long and historic relationship with the rulers of China. When Hunza was brought under British control in the 1890;s the Mir of Hunza was reluctant to give up his ancient rights to the north of his border with China. The British therefore allowed him to continue the old practice of paying tribute to the Chinese Emperor.

    But in the China/Pakistan Boundary Agreement of 1963, China renounced all claims over Hunza, and Pakistan is believed to have renounced most of the Hunza rights to the north of her border.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD7GWLEE7CDKBQWVRLNY8OURAJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD7GWLEE7CDKBQWVRLNY8OURAJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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