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    ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

    INTRODUCTION: Pakistan's 34th Independence day was marked on Friday (14 August) with a speech by President Mohammad Zia-Ul-Haq asking his countrymen to rededicate themselves towards establishing an Islamic state.

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    ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

    GV President Zia in foreground of house making speech 0.10
    SV & GV Two views of Zia making speech 0.21
    GV Audience listening to speech 0.26
    GV ZOOM TO SV Children singing Independence song 0.38
    SV Zia sits with audience clapping to the tune and another SV audience 0.50
    CU Zia with audience listening to prayers AND PAN OVER religious leaders and audience and GV audience (3 SHOTS) 1.09

    Background: ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

    INTRODUCTION: Pakistan's 34th Independence day was marked on Friday (14 August) with a speech by President Mohammad Zia-Ul-Haq asking his countrymen to rededicate themselves towards establishing an Islamic state.

    SYNOPSIS: President Zia's comments came as unprecedented celebrations marked the setting up of a Muslim homeland in 1947.

    He said there was a need to keep the Pakistani movement alive to achieve a complete Islamic system, an Islamic social order with Islamic Justice, and obey only Allah. They should not forget the sacrifices others made in setting up the state.

    The President then joined with children in singing the national anthem. The song was being sung over much of the country at the same time.

    Some Western diplomats link President Zia's campaign to arouse patriotism with the tense situation along Pakistan's borders.

    There has been a recent increase in tension between Pakistan and India while the presence of Soviet troops in neighbouring Afghanistan is a constant reminder to Pakistanis of their country's strategic location.

    Source: REUTERS - KAMEL HYDER

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    Film ID:
    VLVAK2V56KVDLVZ431GEG97XBNVN
    Media URN:
    VLVAK2V56KVDLVZ431GEG97XBNVN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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