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    More than 3000 people, including resident Britions, cheered Mr Macmillan at Karachi Airport when he arrived from New Delhi today.

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    More than 3000 people, including resident Britions, cheered Mr Macmillan at Karachi Airport when he arrived from New Delhi today.

    He will be the guest of President Mirza during his four-day stay.

    Accompanied by Lady Dorothy Macmillan, he was received at the airport by Malik Firoz Khan Noon, the Prime Minister, and other Ministers. Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Government officials, and prominent citizens of Karachi were also present.

    A guard of honour was mounted by a detachment of the Eigth Punjab Regiment. It included many veterans of the last war, and Mr Macmillan had a few words with each of them during his inspection.

    Mr Noon, in his speech of welcome, spoke of the 1000 years of rich experience which Britain passed on to Pakistan and other Asiatic countries to equip them for freedom. Pakistanis were proud of this British heritage and looked upon the British Parliament as their model. "The Commonwealth serves as a robust instrument for promoting greater understanding and cooperation between like-minded nations. You, Mr Prime Minister, have played a distinguished role in furthering that understanding and cooperation."
    Mr Macmillan, replying, referred to his visit as a unique occasion, He was proud to be the first British Prime Minister to visit Pakistan. It was more than ever necessary for Commonwealth Prime Ministers to, move about the world and get to know people and Governments.

    "The Commonwealth has always drawn strength not merely from Governments but from individuals and personal friendship and contacts."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEF7663FH7SZ1CTWEKT8XD2UDD
    Media URN:
    VLVAEF7663FH7SZ1CTWEKT8XD2UDD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
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    N/A

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