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    Some one hundred thousand Pakistanis are reported to have returned from India, to their homes.?

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    Some one hundred thousand Pakistanis are reported to have returned from India, to their homes. Reception centres have been established at check points in East Pakistan to receive the returning refugees and offer medical assistance. The stream of refugees follows the Indian government's order to all foreign relief workers to leave the nation, which, accompanied by the current Monsoon rains, has made conditions in the Indian refugee camps dismal.

    SYNOPSIS: Large numbers of Pakistani refugees are reportedly returning from India. The Pakistani government stated that it has granted amnesty to its citizens that fled to West Bengal. This is official government film of the returnees.

    Pakistan has set up reception centres at various check points on its borders. As the Pakistanis return from India they are offered first aid, food, and shelter. It is estimated that some one-hundred thousand Pakistanis have returned to their homes. Their exodus from India follows Monsoon rains that have caused dismal conditions in the emergency camps established for them, the expulsion of foreign relief workers by Indian officials, and the halt to the airlift by foreign-supplied aircraft of Pakistanis within India's borders.

    Arrivals in the Indian camps of East Pakistani refugees has recently diminished. But there still are about seven million Pakistani refugees in India. United Nations representatives have arrived in East Pakistan to aid the returning refugees.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAIRUJBRVUZAPE6LWUDASQWV4A
    Media URN:
    VLVAIRUJBRVUZAPE6LWUDASQWV4A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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