PAKISTAN: Deadlier than the Male

In Pakistan's hot, dusty capital last week, the students of Karachi University were still brooding over the posting of the worst examination results in the school's nine-year history. Fully 80% of the student body had failed one or more courses, and most of the failures were boys. The reason? Girls.

Young men in Moslem Pakistan have a thin time of it. In many parts of the country, women are still kept in purdah, and before marriage Pakistani boys seldom meet a female who is not a close relative. With rare exceptions there is no teen-age dating, there are no...

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