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The succession in Pakistan

The succession in Pakistan While only time can tell what, it any, difterence Benazir Bhutto's accession to the prime minister- ihip of Pakistan will make to India-Pakistan relations, 3ne striking parallel has emerged between the political establishments of the two countries. The moulvis, it ladbeen suggested, would not easily accept the idea of a woman becoming prime minister of Pakistan. In he event, as far as can be judged, Benazir Bhutto's wearing in last Saturday seente to have passed off with scarcely any audible protest from religious quarters. It should surprise no one if this had something to do with her being Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's daughter. Her rise to hower, even though it may have come after a long gap of eleven years, is thus no less a case of dynastic succession than the anointment of our own present prime minister in 1984 after his mother's assassination.

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