PAKISTAN: Conspiracy Nipped

Premier Liaquat Ali Khan's announcement was tense: "A conspiracy hatched by the enemies of Pakistan has just been unearthed. The aim of the conspiracy was to create commotion in the country by violent means . . . These plans, had they succeeded, would have struck at the very foundations of our national existence."

A few hours before the Premier spoke, police had arrested 38-year-old Major General Akbar Khan, chief of general staff of Pakistan's army, and his wife, at army headquarters in Rawalpindi. In Karachi, they arrested Brigadier M. A. Latif, commander of a brigade in Quetta, near the Afghan...

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