PAKISTAN: Humiliation or War

PAKISTAN Humiliation or War

While East Pakistan continues to suffer from the bloody civil war and the growing threat of food shortages, the other half of the divided country is bearing burdens of another sort. The army-backed federal government of President Agha Mohammed Yahya Khan remains totally committed to keeping the Eastern wing from breaking away to establish Bangla Desh, an independent Bengal state. But the strain of the undertaking is overtaxing West Pakistan's resources and nerves. "This regime has East Pakistan stuck in its throat," says one American diplomat in the federal capital of Islamabad. "The army must either swallow...

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