Authority forgets a dying king.

—Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Passing of Arthur

PAKISTAN'S President Mohammed Ayub Khan might well embrace that melancholy observation as his political epitaph. He had promised to renounce power on the expiration of his presidential term next year, and meanwhile to restore parliamentary democracy to his disturbed land. Far from calming the civil disorders racking Pakistan, his renunciation intensified the dissensions threatening to tear apart the fragile unity of East and West Pakistan, and led to still more bloody rioting. Last week, with the disruption beyond his control, Ayub abruptly departed, turning over to the army the world's fifth...

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