Assassination of Pakistani Premier Liaquat Ali Khan in Karachi, Pakistan. People gather outside a building after his death. People mourn.
U.S. President Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower during a visit in Asia. U.S. President arrives in Ankara, Turkey. He gets off an aircraft and is greeted by Mahmut Celal Bayar, the President of Turkey. People on either side of the streets welcome Ike. Policemen ride bikes in a formation. Both the Presidents in a motorcade. People look from the windows of their houses. A poster of U.S. President on a building. A sign reads 'Turks trust Ike'. He is given a farewell. The President gets in a plane and leaves for Pakistan. The President arrives in Karachi. Flags of the United States and Pakistan. U.S. President is greeted by Pakistani President Muhammad Ayub Khan. Soldiers stand in a squad. U.S. Persistent climbs up a carriage drawn by six horses and is escorted by guards. People stand on either side of the streets to greet him. People look from the gallery of their houses. He gets off the carriage and visits the tomb of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. He witnesses a display of horsemanship. Ike stands with Ayub and waves.
A film about construction of dams in Afghanistan. Views of landscape in the countryside including Hindukush Mountains and Kandahar in Afghanistan. People milling about on a street. Nomads on a field. A man works in a farm. A stream flows across a valley. Camels graze on a field. Officials of Morrison and Knudson company discuss about construction of dams and canals. Men at a drafting table as they discuss design. A passport placed on a table. A man enters an office in the United States. Another man reads a radiogram. A man speaks over a phone. A woman at a typewriter. A rail road train carries supplies to a port in the United States. The supplies being loaded onto a ship. The ship underway at sea. The ship arrives in Karachi, Pakistan. Cargo being unloaded at the port. Cranes are used to unload the supplies. The supplies are loaded onto a train which then moves towards Afghanistan.
View of a MAC C-141 aircraft in flight overhead. Pilot and copilot in cockpit of a C-141 inflight. A flight engineer and navigator at their respective stations in the aircraft. A Military Airlift Command (MAC) C-141 from the 437th Military Airlift Wing, at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, taxis on the ramp at RAF Station, Mildenhall, England. A C-130 on final approach, passing thatched roof cottage and stone house nearby. A MAC C-141 flying low over a highway as it descends to land at the Rhein Main Air Base, Frankfurt, Germany. The C-141 touching down on the runway. View of trams running in the city of Frankfurt. Quick closeup of airport control tower at Torrejon Air Base, near Madrid, Spain and camera pans to a C-130 aircraft parked on the ramp. View from the air of the las ventas bull ring, in Madrid. The Banco Central building as viewed from the Plaza de la Cibeles, in Madrid. A MAC C-141 taxiing to park at the Incirlik Airfield, Adana, Turkey. Flowers in gardens at the Sabanci Central Mosque in Adana. view of the passenger terminal at Karachi International Airport, Pakistan. Camera pans across a ramp to a MAC C-5 aircraft with its nose loading doors open. View of the Pasig River and buildings, from aircraft flying over Manila, Philippines and ground-level view of a central square. A crowded shopping area in Japan. The Sidney Bridge (and opera house in background), Sidney, Australia. A C-5 inflight departing a coastline. Crew members in cockpit of a C-5. A navigator with sextant mounted in roof of aircraft.
Lord Mountbatten declares India as a free country in Karachi and New Delhi. Crowd gathers at the India Gate to celebrate the freedom. Lord Mountbatten and Lady Mountbatten in jeep. Celebration in the cities. Mohammad Ali Jinnah addresses people. New flag of Pakistan flies on the flag pole. Officers and Mohammad Ali Jinnah salute. People walk on the street of free India. Jawaharlal Nehru addresses people. Indian flag on the flag pole.
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower's 175th press conference in Washington DC, United States. Several correspondents from different nations arrive for the President's 175th press conference. Men prepare cameras mounted on tripod stands at the back of a hall. President Eisenhower with an official walks past the newsmen seated in the hall. The President makes an announcement of his two and a half weeks' trip starting from December 4, 1959. The newsmen taking notes. The President says that he would be visiting nine countries and would be making brief informal visits to Rome, Ankara, Karachi, Kabul and would be in New Delhi for the inauguration of the American Exhibit at the World Agricultural Fair on December 11. He says he will visit Tehran and Athens on his way to Paris for the Western Summit meeting. He gives details of the 3 main days. December 4 - when they would be developing legislative program for the coming year, December 11 - the beginning of the World Agricultural Fair, and December 19 - when he would be in Paris for a meeting. A newsman asks the President the purpose of this extensive visit. The President states the importance and need of being the first U.S. President to make an extensive visit to a strategic continent like Asia. He expresses his interest in visiting India and millions of people who are struggling to raise their standard of living. He says that he will visit Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and other nations on the way. The President further says that he hopes to build in that region of Asia and in many other parts, a better understanding of the United States. A correspondent asks the President whether Mrs. Eisenhower and his family members would be joining him for the visit. The President says that some of his family members would be joining him but may be not his wife.