PAKISTAN: Death of a Moderate

A hundred thousand people had come to Rawalpindi's broad green Company Gardens to hear Liaquat Ali Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan. Liaquat was in troubled territory: the Northwest frontier is full of tribal jealousies; on one side Afghanistan disputes its borders, on the other lies rich Kashmir, held by India and coveted by Pakistan.

"Brothers in Islam," Liaquat began—and at that moment there was a sharp report, then another. Liaquat fell to the ground, crying: "Goli lag gai!" (The bullet has hit me).

The assassin, seated ten feet in front of the speaker's stand, tried to break and run, but the...

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