PAKISTAN: Bitter Victory

"If I am compelled to take some individuals into custody for views that strike at the country's existence, then nobody should interfere." Was that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India speaking? No, this time it was Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of neighboring Pakistan, defending the arrest and imprisonment of opposition politicians following parliamentary elections last month. Charging that Bhutto had stolen the election, opposition M.P.s refused to take their seats in the National Assembly; nearly 100 of their supporters have been killed in clashes with police, and 25,000 others arrested.

Safe Bet. Bhutto's troubles are largely of his...

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