• Short Summary

    Pakistan's strongman General Zia Ul-Huq attended his first public engagement on Wednesday (13 July) since taking control of his country earlier this month in a moodless military coup.

  • Description

    Pakistan's strongman General Zia Ul-Huq attended his first public engagement on Wednesday (13 July) since taking control of his country earlier this month in a moodless military coup.

    SYNOPSIS: The general received a warm welcome when he arrived at Rawalpindi's Hotel Intercontinental to address a medical convention, attended by Pakistan's leading heart specialists.

    General Zia's speech earned him an ovation that suggested he is proving to be a popular leader after deposing Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. General Zia told a Press conference on Wednesday (13 July) that; the army took over control because he feared civil war. He reiterate his determination to restore civilian rule and said he had ordered the release of all political prisoners.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADP0N1QIG4UFVIU83BBG3KPN73
    Media URN:
    VLVADP0N1QIG4UFVIU83BBG3KPN73
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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