PAKISTAN: Ali Bhutto Begins to Pick Up the Pieces

ANGER over its humiliating defeat by India boiled into street demonstrations throughout Pakistan, rumors of an impending coup d'état by younger army officers against the government of President Mohammed Agha Yahya Khan swept the country. As expected, Yahya last week became the highest-ranking casualty of the war: to forestall further unrest, he hastily surrendered his powers to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 43, the ambitious leader of West Pakistan's powerful People's Party. Bhutto, the first civilian to lead his country in 13 years, launched his presidency with a move calculated to appease the wounded feelings of his nation: he sacked the...

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