Pakistan: Building an Image

Verses from the Holy Koran echoed in the sumptuous banquet hall of the garish new six-story hotel that stands almost alone in Pakistan's still abuilding capital of Islamabad. While Britain's Prince Philip and Iranian Foreign Minister Abbas Aram looked on, Pakistan's chief justice pronounced an oath's solemn words. Outside, a 21-gun salute boomed across the green Potwar Plateau. So last week Mohammed Ayub Khan, 57, was inaugurated as Pakistan's first elected President.

His new term, vowed the Sandhurst-educated soldier who seized power in 1958, would be different. "My government," he declared, "will be more in touch with the elected representatives of...

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