PAKISTAN: West Meets East

Pakistan is run by a leadership which professes democracy but feels dragged toward dictatorship. Eight months ago, faced with public resentment against the ruling Moslem League, Governor General Ghulam Mohammed dissolved the Constituent Assembly and took over power for himself. Last month he called on the six provincial legislatures to elect representatives to a new Assembly. The result last week: a heavy defeat for the Moslem League.

Though it won more Assembly seats than any other party (25 out of 72), it failed to win a majority for the first time in Pakistan's eight years as a nation. The Moslem...

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