- Title: PAKISTAN: CHINESE AND TURKISH DIGNITARIES AT PAKISTAN DAY PARADE.
- Date: 25th March 1982
- Summary: 1. GV EXTERIOR Troops trotting along parade ground. 0.09 2. SV President Zia al-Huq with chiefs-of-staff and CU Zia. 0.15 3. GV Tanks dipping gund in salute. 0.22 4. SV Zia saluting. 0.25 5. GV Bren-gun carriers moving past. 0.34 6. SV Zia talking with Turkish Army Chief-of-Staff; General Nurettin Ersin, Chinese Vice-Premier Ji Penfei nearby watching ZOOM IN TO SCU Zia. 0.43 7. GV Armoured vehicle bearing missiles drives by PAN TO following vehicles. 0.55 8. SV Decorated tank and bren-gun carrier go by. 1.09 9. SV Zia and VIPs applauding. 1.14 10. SV Trailer with unassembled Mirage jet fighter on back going past. 1.17 11. CU & SV Zia and Ji Pengfei watching. (2 SHOTS) 1.23 InitialsJS Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 9th April 1982 13:00
- Location: RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVAE7KM865Q7TKD2PB6L79YRM83B
- Story Text: RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN
In Pakistan, Chinese and Turkish delegations attended the Joint Services Parade at Rawalpindi on Tuesday (23 March). The parade was part of National Day celebrations, marking 26 years since the country was declared a republic. Vice Premier Ji Pengfei headed the Chinese delegation a,d Turkey's Army Chief-of-Staff General Nurettin Ersin, led his country's representatives. The parade at Rawalpindi's Racecourse Ground, included missiles and trailers bearing French Mirage fighter aircraft. Addressing the troops, President Zia al-Huq said the Pakistani Army was being equipped with the latest weaponry to defend the country's frontiers. The President said the armaments would not be used for aggression. The previous night in Lahore, President Zia had said he did not feel under political pressure. The previous week there had been a gathering of striking teachers in Lahore and at a recent political rally in Peshawar, police had to disperse people with teargas. The president said he intended to stay in charge, and he had no immediate plans to hold elections.
<strong>Source: REUTERS - KAMAL HYDER</strong>
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