Pakistan Going Backward

Junejo cracks down

When three policewomen appeared at the family mansion in Karachi late last week to make their arrest, the head of the house appeared defiant. Before being driven away to the police station, she turned to a group of onlookers and scornfully declared, "So, you see that leading a rally is not permitted in Pakistan. Today the government is coming out with its true colors." Thus was Opposition Leader Benazir Bhutto, 33, the popular daughter of the late Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, arrested in a sudden return of repression by President Mohammed Zia ul-Haq. It was a backward step after what...

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