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First Lady Arrives in Pakistan

Mar. 21, 1962 - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy arrived in Pakistan today to a rousing welcome in which the accent was on the nation’s friendly bonds with the U.S. The President’s wife flew to Lahore after a carefree half hour with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the conclusion of her visit to India. They dabbed each other with moist red powder to mark one of the happiest of Hindu holidays. Shortly after being presented with twin tiger cubs in Mr. Nehru’s garden in New Delhi, the First Lady’s nine-day visit to India came to an end. Commenting on her stay in India, the First Lady said: “At the end of every day, I could not decide which day was the best. When I leave, I have such a feeling of affection for this country and its people and the Prime Minister, who is so kind to have made it all possible. It is with gratitude and a sadness that I am leaving India.”

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