PAKISTAN: If Not Democracy, What?

The journey began in the hot desert country around Hyderabad. Last week it ended, 1,500 miles distant in the cold, bleak hills near the Khyber Pass. Traveling in a sleek, air-conditioned train named Pak Jamhuriat (Pakistan Democracy), Field Marshal Mohammed Ayub Khan, 52, barnstormed the land, urging citizens to go to the polls in support of his new conception called "basic democracies."

In Cambellpur, Strongman Ayub was asked when martial law would be abolished. He snapped: "Martial law is not a good thing. It was imposed under extraordinary circumstances to save the country. If you think this is bad, go...

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