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    The Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, made a two day private visit to Pakistan this week.

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    The Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, made a two day private visit to Pakistan this week.

    He was met on arrival on Tuesday by President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto at Lakarna, President Bhutto's family home.

    The public highlights of the Shah's visit included a "shikar" or hunting trip with the president, and a visit to the ruins of the 5,000 year old Indus Valley settlement at Mohenjo-daro near Lakarna.

    The large number of senior Iranian officials with the Shah indicated serious talks would accompany the visit.

    There was speculation he wanted to discuss the problems of the people of Iranian Baluchistan. The Iranian Baluchis, who have ethnic ties with the population of neighbouring Pakistan Baluchistan, want an autonomous state. The Shah is believed upset by reports that arms have been supplied to the Iranian rebels through Pakistan and that some Baluchi fugitives have found sanctuary across the border.

    SYNOPSIS: Arriving by military helicopter, the Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, began a two day private visit to Pakistan on Tuesday. Landing at Lakarna he was greeted warmly by President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

    With President Bhutto, the Shah visited the Mohenjo-daro excavations--a reconstruction of the 5,000 year old civilization in the Indus Valley.

    While in Pakistan, the Shah took part in a shikar or hunting trip. The private visit, is believed to have included some serious talks on relations between the adjoining countries.

    The Shah is believed upset by reports that arms have been supplied through Pakistan to Iranian Baluchistan, where a movement is pressing for an autonomous state. Baluchis live on both sides of the border and fugitives from Iran sometimes seek refuge in Pakistan.

    Shortly after his arrival in Lakarna, the Shah presided at the opening of a new road, called the Reza Shah Kabir Road after the Shah's father.

    While visiting, the Shah observed some of the festivities of the Muslim festival of Id Al-Adha, which coincided with his visit, the second he Has made in just over a year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVASM4SM1PP92RXNHGBEYF5JNSV
    Media URN:
    VLVASM4SM1PP92RXNHGBEYF5JNSV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
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