PAKISTAN: Division Affirmed

Last week, from the paddies and cluttered villages of East Pakistan (pop: 42 million), came a stunning vote of no confidence in young (45), pro-American Prime Minister Mohammed Ali and his Moslem League government. In elections for the Legislative Assembly of East Pakistan, which is divided from West Pakistan and Karachi by 1,000 miles of India, the local Moslem Leaguers were swept out of power. The league won only some 3% of the available constituencies. The league's principal opposition, a "United Front" of Moslem splinter parties and assorted left-wingers, won about 86%.

United Front Leader Husain Shaheed Suhrawardy caught the...

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