Pakistan: The Cry of the Hawks

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was aquiver with rage and frustration—as usual. Addressing a press conference in Pakistan's capital of Rawalpindi, the hawk-nosed Foreign Minister announced that because of Malaysia's "immoral, hostile and unfriendly" attitude on the Kashmir question, Pakistan was severing diplomatic relations forthwith. Thus, last week, Pakistan became the first member of the British Commonwealth ever to cut its ties with another.

Powerful Pack. There was an excess of absurdity about the whole thing. Examined from any angle, a breach with Malaysia contained no certain advantage for Pakistan or disadvantage to its...

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