National Geographic : 1960 May
Gold earrings and chic saris P AKISTAN'S modern women are well educated and enjoy equal status with men. They join in building a new nation. But they still wear graceful saris and gold jewelry (right and lower left). Older men of Ka rachi still wear the traditional cap of felt (lower right). In Karachi, Mr. Eisenhower enthusiastically sampled such Pakistani dishes as nan, flat, circular bread; birayni, spiced fried rice and small cubes of meat; and keema, chopped mut ton curry mixed with peas. All in one day he spoke to U. S. Embassy personnel, held talks with President Ayub Khan, watched the tent pegging (page 607), laid a wreath at the Jinnah memorial (left), saw a cricket match, addressed a welcoming crowd, flew by heli copter over resettlement areas, hosted a dinner for President Ayub Khan, and attended a re ception for Pakistani officials.