PAKISTAN: No Strings?

With appropriate fireworks and flag-waving, the former British Dominion of Pakistan last week celebrated its official birth as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Governor General Iskander Mirza was formally inaugurated as President, replacing Queen Elizabeth as chief of state. To observe the occasion, the U.S.S.R.'s brush-mustached First Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan flew in with an eleven-man Russian delegation. Ignoring the rude remarks directed at pro-Western Pakistan by Bulganin and Khrushchev on their recent visit to India, Mikoyan quickly got down to business. Russia, he said, "is prepared to give Pakistan all the industrial and economic assistance that she wants, with...

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