People: Nov. 10, 1961

Back in Karachi from his U.S. visit, Camel Driver Bashir Ahmad was a changed man. Bashir, whose customary costume used to be baggy salwar pants and a sweaty turban, now swanked around town in a spiffy achkan (a knee-length formal coat) and karakul cap, saw would-be visitors by appointment only. Saddest of all, Bashir is a camel driver no more. Awaiting delivery of a truck given him by his U.S. host, Vice President Lyndon Johnson. Bashir has leased his camel and cart to a relative.

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