Pakistan: Turnabout

What Zia wants: U.S. help

From the Khyber Pass to the shores of the Arabian Sea, the land has known all manner of conquerors: Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, the British raj. Today, Pakistan has as much geopolitical importance as it had centuries ago. To the west lies an Iran convulsed by Ayatullah Khomeini's revolution, to the east a teeming, sometimes hostile India, to the north and west an Afghanistan occupied by the Soviet army. When Pakistan's President Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, 58, meets President Reagan in Washington this week, strategic issues, not...

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