PAKISTAN: Red Interlude

A few months ago, the datelines read Teheran, Cairo, Bagdad. Last week the news was the same—riots, Reds, wreckings—but the place was new: Karachi (pop. 360,000), capital city of newborn Pakistan.

The story broke in the familiar fashion. First came the excitable students, angered this time by a large increase in already exorbitant tuition fees. Egged on by their leaders, some of them Communists, they milled off to protest personally to the Education Minister, were stopped by police, who clubbed and tear-gassed them.

That was the Reds' cue to take over. The next morning, they shoved aside the more cautious student...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!