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    CU AGHA SHAHI SPEAKING
    12 ft


    GV REPORTERS LISTENING TO SPEECH
    13 ft


    CU SHAHI SPEAKING
    77 ft


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    SHAHI: IN REGARD TO WHAT APPEARED IN THE LONDON 'TIMES' DIARY SECTION, LET ME, LIKE GENERAL DE GUALLE, REFER TO THE PREMATURE REPORTS OF HIS DEATH, SAY THAT MY FALL FROM GRACE IS VERY GREATLY EXAGGERATED.



    SHAHI: ANY OF YOU GENTLEMEN THINK THAT THESE ARE DIPLOMATIC GROUNDS OF COURSE I HAVE OFFERED MY RESIGNATION TO THE PRESIDENT ON MANY OCCASSIONS BEFORE, AND THAT WAS BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT HAD IDEAS OF THIS FORMING OF POLITICAL CABINETS, AND ON ONE OCCASSION SOME POLITICAL LEADERS TAUGHT THEY WOULD NOT LIKE TO ENTER A CABINET IN WHICH CIVIL SERVANTS LIKE MR SHAHI AND MR ? WERE INCLUDED. SO IN ORDER TO FACILITATE POLITICAL UNDERSTANDING AND A MORE TOWARDS THE EASING OF THE POLITICAL DEADLOCK IN THE COUNTRY I OFFERED TO THE PRESIDENT TO STAY OUT. THE LAST OCCASION BEING MARCH 1981 WHEN THE PRESENT CABINET WAS CONSTITUTED. BUT IT WAS THE PRESIDENT'S ORDER THAT I SHOULD CONTINUE, AND IT WAS REPRESENTED TO ME THAT THE SITUATION FACING THE COUNTRY WAS A DIFFICULT ONE, AND AS A DISCIPLINED CIVIL SERVANT, DIPLOMAT AND CITIZEN OF PAKISTAN, IT WAS MY DUTY TO STAY AT MY POST AS LONG AS I WAS ORDERED TO. SO COMPLIED, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU THAT IN OCTOBER LAST, WHEN I WAS IN NEW YORK, I WENT FOR A MEDICAL CHECK UP AND THE TESTS REVEALED A MARKED DETERIORATION IN MY HEALTH.





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    Film ID:
    VLVAIOAEDBC9XS68AD3C4AQNDRN3
    Media URN:
    VLVAIOAEDBC9XS68AD3C4AQNDRN3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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