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

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From 50 Years Ago: Politician's Return.

Editorial from Volume XIV, No 19, May 12 1962.

It must be disconcerting for President Ayub Khan that after all the lengths to which he had gone to tar and feather the politicians, the elections to the National and Provincial Assemblies should have returned so many ex-politicians. Among the members elected to the National Assembly, the largest single group consists of ex-Muslim Leaguers. An ordinance, however, has been promulgated to prevent the members from forming parties or acting as groups.

…Thus, out of a total population of some 94 million, only the 80,000 basic democrats, of whom again one-third were nominated by the President, exercised the right to vote in the elections.

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