PAKISTAN: Waiting for Democracy

Since he took over last October, Pakistan's benign military dictator, President Mohammed Ayub Khan, has cracked down on corruption, raised the value of the rupee by vigorous economic measures, and made a start on land reform. What he has not done is give his country political democracy. Last week a passion for liberty broke through Pakistan's gratitude for order. The occasion: a Karachi reception honoring a member of Ayub's Cabinet, scholarly Foreign Minister Manzur Qadir. Also in the audience was the regime's Interior Minister. Unintimidated, Zahirul Hasnain Lahri, the respected president...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!