PAKISTAN: The Complete Politician

One day last year a squat, dynamic Bengali named Hussein Shaheed Suhrawardy retired to his big, rambling house on Karachi's fashionable Clifton Road to await the call that would make him Prime Min ister of Pakistan. The call did not come. In a last minute switch, Pakistan's President Iskander Mirza passed over Suhrawardy in favor of a more malleable candidate, Financial Expert Mohamad Ali. "Mirza is an unscrupulous schemer," cried the outraged Suhrawardy. Vowed Mirza in return: "Suhrawardy will get the premiership only over my dead body."

Last week in the President's home, a very much alive Iskander Mirza swore...

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