PAKISTAN: Veiled Universe

To find the prettiest girl in a nation whose succulent peaches and sour lemons are often wrapped alike in the veils and Mother Hubbards of Islamic modesty is no easy matter. But the founders of Pakistan's Beauty Pageant Association, whose mission was to find a Miss Pakistan shapely enough to carry away the crown of Miss Universe at Long Beach, Calif., are a hardy lot. A group of 15 Westward-looking businessmen and emancipated society women (twelve of them Moslems), they devised what seemed at first to be a prejudice-proof set of rules for the conduct of a proper Islamic...

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