ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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PAKISTAN-Anatomy of Repression

PAKISTAN Anatomy of Repression A G Noorani "BENEATH a translucent gloss of political stability, Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto is wiping out civil liberties and waging a campaign of repression in Pakistan as ruthlessly as Indian Premier Indira Gandhi is destroying democracy next door.'' Thus wrote the correspondent of The Washington Post, Lewis M Simons, from Lahore (The Guardian Weekly, February 15, 1976), a few months after he was thrown out of India. The similarity in the approaches of the two leaders was striking enough for an observer to remark, "They must read each other's mail ... They both use the same tactics: brutality and overkill".

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