• Short Summary

    MORE THAN TWENTY PEOPLE WERE INJURED WHEN RIVAL FACTIONS BATTLED IN THE STREETS OF KARACHI YESTERDAY AS MILITANT SUPPORTERS OF FORMER PAKISTANI FOREIGN MINISTER ZULFIGAR ALI BHUTTO CLASHED WITH PRO-GOVERNMENT GROUPS DURING A PROCESSION THROUGH THE CITY BY MR.

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    CROWDS AT KARACHI STATION; CROWDS IN STREETS; MR. BHUTTO DRIVES THROUGH; ONLOOKERS THROW STONES; DEMONSTRATORS SCATTER.




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    Background: MORE THAN TWENTY PEOPLE WERE INJURED WHEN RIVAL FACTIONS BATTLED IN THE STREETS OF KARACHI YESTERDAY AS MILITANT SUPPORTERS OF FORMER PAKISTANI FOREIGN MINISTER ZULFIGAR ALI BHUTTO CLASHED WITH PRO-GOVERNMENT GROUPS DURING A PROCESSION THROUGH THE CITY BY MR. BHUTTO.

    THE VIOLENCE ERUPTED AS MR. BHUTTO -- NOW PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN'S ARCH ENEMY -- WAS WELCOMED AT KARACHI STATION BY A CROWD OF 15,000 SUPPORTERS AND ESCORTED ON A TRIUMPHAL DRIVE THROUGH THE CITY TO THE TOMB OF MOHAMMED ALI JINNAH, THE FOUNDER OF MODERN PAKISTAN.

    TWENTY-FIVE CARS WERE DAMAGED BY STONE-THROWING AND A PALL OF SMOKE ROSE ABOVE THE AREA BEFORE RIOT POLICE MOVED IN WITH TEAR GAS TO DISPERSE THE BATTLING RIVALS.

    SUPPORTERS OF MR. BHUTTO SAID THAT THEY WERE ATTACKED BY PRO-GOVERNMENT PATHAN TRIBESMEN, BUT THE PATHANS SAID THE TROUBLE BEGAN WHEN THE MARCHERS SET FIRE TO THEIR MARKET STALLS.

    PAKISTAN EMERGED TODAY FROM A THREE-YEAR PERIOD OF EMERGENCY STATUS AND PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN HAS INVITED LEADERS OF OPPOSITION PARTIES TO MEET HIM TO DISCUSS THE TENSE SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY.

    BUT IN A SPEECH ON HIS ARRIVAL IN KARACHI YESTERDAY -- THREE DAYS AFTER HIS RELEASE FROM DETENTION -- MR. BHUTTO DESCRIBED HIS OPPOSITION TO THE PRESIDENT AS "REVOLUTION WHICH IS NOT YET COMPLETE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24R0NQC6VE5Q4VTUJQTGDTLGO
    Media URN:
    VLVA24R0NQC6VE5Q4VTUJQTGDTLGO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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