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    President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan addressed a rally of the Pakistan People's Party in Karachi on Thursday (20 July) as the nation was recovering from a violent language dispute between Urdu and Sindhi speakers in which at least 14 people died.

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    President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan addressed a rally of the Pakistan People's Party in Karachi on Thursday (20 July) as the nation was recovering from a violent language dispute between Urdu and Sindhi speakers in which at least 14 people died.

    The trouble began on July 7 when a controversial bill making Sindhi the only official language in the province of Sind -- of which Karachi is capital -- was pushed through the Provincial Assembly. Urdu speakers who raised an outcry against the measure -- to be promulgated as law -- will have 12 years to learn the local language.

    The People's Party was formed by Mr. Bhutto in 1967 and is based on Islamic socialism and an independent foreign policy.

    SYNOPSIS: In Karachi last Thursday, President Ali Bhutto arrived to address an outdoor rally of the Pakistan People's Party.

    The Party was founded by Mr. Bhutto himself in 1967. It is dedicated to Islamic socialism and an independent foreign policy. Mr. Bhutto spoke as Karachi was still recovering from a violent language dispute between Urdu and Sindhi speakers in which at least 14 people died. The present conflict was ended when President Bhutto worked out a compromise agreement between the rival factions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEXIV6RGHJTBD1SH767YGBFAQH
    Media URN:
    VLVAEXIV6RGHJTBD1SH767YGBFAQH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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