The Road to Despotism

  • Kalim Siddiqui


The people of Pakistan awoke to greet the dawn of freedom only to be confronted with the thick black clouds of communal fury, wholesale extermination of the Muslims in East Punjab, and social disruption and economic destitution of many millions of men, women and children. For a people who were determined not to allow these menacing storms to wreck the ship of State at its launching, no sacrifice appeared too great.


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