PAKISTAN: The Hoarders

The new military government of General Mohammed Ayub Khan last week sent shivers of fear through the officials of the deposed administration. Describing his rule under President Iskander Mirza as "a benign martial law to assist the civil power clean up this mess," the General offhandedly announced that the maximum penalty for concealing food stocks is death. The results were awe-inspiring. Ex-Premier Malik Firoz Khan Noon, said the government, admitted that he was holding 3,000 tons of wheat in his private warehouse. Two other ex-ministers hurriedly told the government that they had wheat hoards of 6,250 tons and 1,500 tons...

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