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Pakistan #262112

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 15, 1979
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(Studio) Iran's revolution to bring country under Islamic government mentioned. Similar, less violent revolution in Pakistan in recent years recalled. Pakistani government concerns about potential for violence there and its blame on United States reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rawalpindi, Pakistan) Mil. coup of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's government in Pakistan in 1977 recalled; details given and film shown. Bhutto's attempts to modernize Pakistan compared to those of Shah in Iran; his conviction on murder conspiracy chgs. mentioned. Pakistani military government's recent announcement of new laws based on Islamic principles noted. Pakistan head of government Muhammed Zia ul-Haq's blame of United States for situation in this area of world detailed. [ZIA - comments on United States policy in area, particularly noting evidence of what can happen with situations in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. Says President Carter has all brainpower of American at disposal and prays he'll use it.]
REPORTER: Peter Collins

Collins, Peter;
Cronkite, Walter

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