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Pakistan / Coup #253497

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 05, 1977
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(Studio) Army overthrows President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in bloodless coup in Pakistan. Leader is now Muhammed Ziaul Haq, who says he'll allow free elections by October
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) In unusual action, State Department refuses comment on coup, which isn't in line with United States human rights policy. It's believed administration thinks military government in Pakistan preferable to chaos and violence since March. New government expected to perhaps strengthen close relations with US.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Reporter(s):
Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:01:40

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