PAKISTAN: Demoralized Fledgling

Orators and newspapers sang of Moslem brotherhood and the glory of the nation as Pakistan celebrated its second birthday as a republic. Thousands lined Karachi's streets last week to cheer as President Iskander Mirza, surrounded by his bodyguard of Lancers in uniforms of scarlet, green and gold, drove by in his state coach to preside at a parade of Pakistan's military might, backed by contingents from fellow Baghdad Pact Members Iran, Iraq and Turkey. But beneath the brave fagade, Pakistan was a sick and sad nation.

Already plagued by poverty, corruption, and its...

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