Pakistan: A Sorry Beginning

In Karachi last week, a long motorcade streamed through the streets in celebration of Mohammed Ayub Khan's election as President of Pakistan. It was no small thing. Truckloads of Ayub supporters waved at the cheering crowds; auto-rickshas carried still more. In the rear were hundreds of wiry, turbaned Pathans from Ayub's own frontier district, who brandished clubs and joyfully fired homemade pistols.

Tempers flared as the long column wound through the Liaquatabad quarter, largely inhabited by Moslem refugees from India who had strongly backed the opposition's spinster candidate, Fatima Jinnah, 71....

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