The ageing Pakhtoon tribe leader, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan has arrived in the Indian capital, New Delhi, for medical treatment and a rest.
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GV Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan surrounded by people as he walks from aircraft ZOOM IN Ghaffar Khan PULL OUT to crowd
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Background: The ageing Pakhtoon tribe leader, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan has arrived in the Indian capital, New Delhi, for medical treatment and a rest. During his stay, he's expected to have discussions with Indian leaders.
SYNOPSIS: Orthopaedic specialists from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences were waiting at the airport to meet the Pakistani tribal leader who is to be treated for an arthritis complaint. Ghaffar Khan was last admitted to the institute in 1966. Indian doctors have outlined the programme of treatment they planned to instigate.
Ghaffar Khan, aged ninety, comes from the Pushtu-speaking border area of Pakistan. He's been living in self-imposed exile in the Afghanistan town, Jalalabad, and has criticised the Soviet intervention is the country.
At the time of the Soviet action, he said he expected world leaders and particularly the Indian Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi to use whatever influence they had to bring about a peaceful solution to the problem. During his stay in New Delhi, Ghaffar Khan is expected to discuss the Afghanistan situation with Indian government leaders, and in particularly, the effect on the areas bordering Pakistani.