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The strike mania

THIS is apropos of your editorial ‘The strike mania’ (June 15), I recall fondly the early years of the 1958 martial law period, when giving a call for a strike was punishable by death.
The nation truly became disciplined in the first two or three years, and even though fundamental rights were suspended, the country did make remarkable progress during Ayub Khan’s 10-year rule.
Unfortunately, he became highly unpopular and had to be sent home, one of the reasons for his unpopularity being the alleged rampant corruption by one of his sons.
SHAKIR LAKHANI
Karachi
Published in DAWN, June 27, 2012

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