• Short Summary

    On Saturday (February 24), Sheikh Mujibur Rahman flew in to Lahore International Airport to attend the Islamic Summit Conference.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXTERIOR Sign "Lahore International" PAN TO row of flags
    0.08

    2.
    SV Sheikh Mujib down aircraft steps (GUN SALUTE)
    0.14

    3.
    SV Mujib embraced by President Bhutto
    0.27

    4.
    LV Guard of honour
    0.30

    5.
    SV Mujib and Bhutto stand for Bangladesh anthem
    0.35

    6.
    SV Tikka Khan salutes PAN TO Bhutto and Mujib (2 shots)
    0.45

    7.
    SV TILT UP FROM Mujib to Bangladesh flag
    0.50

    8.
    MCU Mujib gets into car and drives off (2 shots)
    1.02

    9.
    GV EXT Conference hall
    1.05

    10.
    SV Mujib enters surrounded by people
    1.12

    11.
    SV Sadat walks in
    1.17

    12.
    SV Bhutto walks in
    1.23

    13.
    SV Mujib takes his seat
    1.30

    14.
    SV Bhutto in Chairman's seat (2 shots)
    1.34

    15.
    SV Delegate in seat
    1.38

    16.
    SV Sheikh Mujib sits behind sign "Bangladesh"
    1.41

    17.
    GV Delegates in hall
    1.44



    Initials BB/0253 DG/PN/BB/0344



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On Saturday (February 24), Sheikh Mujibur Rahman flew in to Lahore International Airport to attend the Islamic Summit Conference.

    When he arrived, the Pakistani Guard of Honour fired a twenty-one gun salute and a band played the Bangladesh national ??? them as the Bangladesh flag was raised. An embrace from Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto symbolised the final recognition of Bangladesh as an independent country. It marked the end to two years of bitterness that followed the breakaway of Bangladesh from Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan war, Sheikh Mujibur was returning to the country that held him prisoner for nine months until January 1972. Behind him stood General Tikka Khan, the man who commanded the army in the then East Pakistan when Sheikh Mujibur was arrested. It is thought that in return for Pakistan's recognition of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur will forego the trial of 195 Pakistani officers Bangladesh is holding on war crimes charges.

    Sheikh Mujib arrived at the conference a day late. He had refused to come without Pakistani recognition. He was warmly received by the representatives of the thirty seven countries attending the conference.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA193DEQ02CK5WDGCP0QH3B4Y5Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA193DEQ02CK5WDGCP0QH3B4Y5Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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