Experts Comment on Khan's Death
The assassination of Premier Liaquat All Khan by a Moslem fanatic will probably not affect Pakistan's favorable relations with Western powers, two faculty experts agreed last night.
The two men were Daniel H. H. Ingalls, assistant professor of Indic Studies and Rupert Emerson, professor of Government.
Ingalls stated that the powerful Moslem League would be "chary" about starting a holy war with India since Khan's death may weaken the internal strength of Pakistan.
"He has been a good friend of the United States," Ingalls said, expressing a deep regret over the assassination.
Emerson compared the death of Khan to the assassination of India's first premier, Mahatma Ghandi, shot by a Hindu fanatic. As in the case of Khan, Ghandi was killed by a religious fanatic of his own faith.
The two Pakistani foreign service trainees studying here could not be reached for comment last night.
Khan toured the United States last year, stopping off in Cambridge for an address at M.I.T. and a visit to Harvard. The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, he is a graduate of the Oxford Law School in the class of 1921, and following a brief term of practice in England he went to India. He joined the Moslem League in 1923 and has been one of its moderating influences since.