PAKISTAN: The Murder of Liaquat

In the town of Rawalpindi, on the precarious frontier where India and Pakistan contend for the rich prize of Kashmir, an assassin's bullets rang out this week. They hit and fatally wounded Liaquat Ali Khan, 56, the chubby, able and moderate Prime Minister of Pakistan as he was making a speech to a crowded meeting. His assassin, a Moslem fanatic of a sect which favors holy war against India, was reportedly "torn to pieces" by the crowd.

Liaquat, who visited the U.S. last year, was a friend of the West, and an enemy of Communism. An Oxford-educated lawyer, who commonly...

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