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America On Alert / Pakistan / Afghanistan #644708

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 06, 2001
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Islamabad, Pakistan: Ron Allen) The situation in Pakistan as the US pressures Afghanistan to turn over Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden featured; scenes shown of a pro-Taliban demonstration in Peshawar, Pakistan. [Pakistan foreign ministry Riaz Mohammad KHAN - says the Taliban knows what is being asked.] [Pakistan President Pervez MUSHARRAF - says there is evidence linking bin Laden to the terrorist act.] [In September, British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - says this is a battle between the free world and terrorism.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Maryland: Campbell Brown) United States readiness to act in Afghanistan and the status of the investigation into the September 11 terrorist attack examined; details given about the hijackers' money trail. [In radio address, President BUSH - says the Taliban has been given the opportunity to surrender the terrorists.]

Allen, Ron;
Brown, Campbell;
Seigenthaler, John

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