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    Pakistan's President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on Thursday that his government would not recognise Bangladesh until all Pakistani prisoners of war had been released.

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    Pakistan's President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on Thursday that his government would not recognise Bangladesh until all Pakistani prisoners of war had been released. The wives and families of Pakistani prisoners of war still detained in India demonstrated in Lahore, capital of Punjab Province on Wednesday, calling for the immediate repatriation of the POWS.

    The demonstrators called for an honourable and conditional recognition of Bangladesh.

    The POW Families Association adopted a resolution saying that new realities must be faced squarely in an intelligent, practical and honest way to bring back Pakistani POWs from India.

    Placards reading "I Miss my Dad", "Bring back the POWs" and "There should be no trials of POW's" were carried by the demonstrators. The gathering was addressed by the Chief Minister of the Province of Punjab, who told them that the People's Government was doing everything possible to mobilise world opinion for the early repatriation of the POWs.

    SYNOPSIS: The views and families of Pakistani prisoners of war still detained in India demonstrated in Lahore, capital of Punjab Province on Wednesday, calling for the immediate repatriation of the prisoners of war.

    The views of two Pakistani Brigadiers still held in Indian camps led the demonstration in front of the Punjab Assembly Chamber.

    The Prisoners of War Families Association adopted a resolution saying that new realities must be faced squarely in an intelligent, practical and honest way to bring back the Pakistani prisoners of war from India.

    The Chief Minister of Punjab Province told the demonstrators the People's Government was doing everything possible to secure the early repatriation of the POWS.

    The demonstrators called for the honourable and conditional recognition of Bangladesh, but the day after the demonstration, Pakistan's President Bhutto said that his government would not recognise Bangladesh until all Pakistani prisoners of war had been released.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE7LNG6BZ3D53XL73HAJ00CNMX
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7LNG6BZ3D53XL73HAJ00CNMX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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