PAKISTAN: Butchery in Bengal

East Pakistan is separated from West Pakistan by the 1,000-mile width of India —and by a smouldering hatred. East Pakistan pays most of Pakistan's taxes, provides most of the sterling and dollar earnings, but gets the short end of revenues. Though 56% of Pakistan's population live in East Pakistan and four out of seven Pakistanis speak the Bengali tongue, until last fortnight the nation's official language was West Pakistan's Urdu.

Even in his own area, the East Pakistani feels like a second-class citizen, exploited by carpetbaggers from Karachi who hold most of the top government posts and most of the...

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