A politician is like a spring flower: he blossoms, he blooms, and a time comes for him to fade.
Zulfikar All Bhutto
Pakistan's Prime Minister clung desperately to power last week, firmly convinced that his own time to fade had not yet come. But Bhutto's troubled and unhappy nation was plunged into its worst political crisis since the 1971 civil war, which ended in the breakaway of its eastern sector to become the independent country of Bangladesh.
Facing widespread disorders and opposition demands for his resignation, Bhutto clamped martial law on Karachi, Hyderabad and...