Queen Elizabeth II in Pakistan

United Kingdom, 1961

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H.M. the Queen’s tour of Pakistan, 1961. Her Majesty’s welcome by President Ayub Khan preceded a round of engagements during which she saw the country’s transitions as well as present-day developments. These included a visit to the great Warsak Dam; the gift of sheep by local leaders at the Khyber Pass; the Lahore Horse Show; the bare acres on which Islamabad, the new capital, will be built; a torchlight tattoo; the Badshahi mosque; and the lovely Shalimar and Gulistan-I-Fatima Gardens in Lahore, in which Pakistan’s National costumes and folk-dancing were displayed. The worlds largest jute mill, a trip by river boat, and a final tribute of rose petals.


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British Movietonews







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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Pakistan

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Monarchy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Visits of state

History → Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-

History → Monarchy

History → Monarchy - Great Britain

History → Visits of state

People → Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-

Places → Pakistan

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Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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