PAKISTAN: Imam at Work

By train, boat and plane, the handsome young Harvard man beat his way through 15,000 miles of back-country Pakistan, winding up the tour last week by bouncing in a Jeep over 75 miles of mule trail to the remote Himalayan state of Hunza near the borders of Russia and Red China.

Surrounded by a flock of wazirs (councilors) everywhere he went, he blessed thousands of faithful followers, who fought to touch his hand and besieged him with requests. The visitor listened gravely, kept three secretaries busy handling his replies. For the 20 million members of the Ismaili Moslem sect face challenging...

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