Talks in Dacca aimed at ending Pakistan's political crisis were reported today (Thursday) to have reached a new and difficult stage.
GV ext. Intercontinental hotel.
SV crowd with placards shouting
SC security forces near hotel
SV guard of honour outside hotel mounted by Awami League (3 shots)
SV demonstrators ZOOM in to troops
SV ZOOM in troops in lorry and demonstrators shouting
SV Bhutto leaving hotel with security
SV car away followed by army lorry carrying troops.
SV crowd of demonstrators outside President's house (2 shots).
CV Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's car arrives and crowd run to surround him
GV cars at president's house
SV Bhutto arriving with guard
GV Ex-servicemen marching with sticks and shouting
SV demonstrator leading cheering at rally (2 shots)
Initials JKP:17.50 PS/1824
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Background: Talks in Dacca aimed at ending Pakistan's political crisis were reported today (Thursday) to have reached a new and difficult stage. West Pakistan leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who heads the People's Party, was today still meeting with President Yahya khan and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, leader of East Pakistan's Awami League Party.
This film covers the demonstration against Mr Bhutto and the Sheikh at the President's house the following day. It was shot by Visnews cameraman Willie Phua.
All film out of East Pakistan has been delayed by strict censorship at the airport; this Visnews material was hand-carried from Dacca.