PAKISTAN: Tightened Control

Pakistan's efficient new strongman leadership tightened its control of the nation last week. Governor General Ghulam Mo hammed (who dissolved Parliament last month) proposed that West Pakistan's four provinces and ten princely states be swept aside, that there should henceforth be one unified West Pakistan (pop. 33.5 million), to set beside the single state of East Pakistan (pop. 42 million). His proposal was endorsed by the army's powerful Major General Iskander Mirza; civil servants are already drawing up the changes "that will be necessary." Premier Mohammed Ali (who retains his office by courtesy of Ghulam) took to the radio to...

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