ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 17, 1971
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(Studio) Pakistan Dep. Premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto talks of cntry.'s future.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(NYC) Bhutto predicts civilian government to replace military government in Pakistan; confident if Pakistan left alone to work out own problems. [BHUTTO - says is no problem with Bangladesh negotiations.]
REPORTER: David Snell
(DC) Legality of Bangladesh may be questionable. New nation hopes for US recognition. Embassy-in-waiting readied in DC, featured in film. [Ambassador designate Mustafizur Rahman SIDDIQI - says Bangladesh democrat in spirit.] Presence of Bengalis in West Pakistan, and leader Sheik Mujibur Rahman being jailed there defined as problems. [SIDDIQI - denies interest in more revenge.] Fate of West Pakistani army in Bangladesh undecided.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
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