Pakistan: The Lady & the Field Marshal

East Pakistan last week went wild over Fatima Jinnah. Nearly 250,000 people turned out to see her in Dacca, and a million lined the 293-mile route from there to Chittagong. Her train, called the Freedom Special, was 22 hours late because men at each station pulled the emergency cord, and begged her to speak. The crowds hailed her as "Mother of the Nation," and when she asked, "Are you with me?", hands waved wildly in the air.

The ovations were for a silvery-haired woman of 71 who has the fresh face of a young girl and the sharp tongue of...

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