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Mrs. Kennedy Receives Horse in Pakistan

Mar. 22, 1962 - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy received a horse today from President Mohammad Ayub Khan of Pakistan. She also saw the Shalamar Gardens, of which she said: “It’s even lovelier than I dreamed.” Mrs. Kennedy spent an hour and a half at Lahore’s biggest social event of the year, the Pakistani National Horse and Cattle Show. Mrs. Kennedy gave some indication of her reaction to the hospitality shown her when she stood for 30 seconds before a microphone in the 320-year-old Shalamar Gardens, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan. Spotlights shone on the First Lady as she related: “All my life I’ve dreamed of coming to the Shalamar Garden. I never thought I’d be lucky enough to have it happen. I only wish my husband could be with me and that we had something as romantic to show to President Ayub when he came to our country.” Later, the First Lady saw a military exercise performed by the West Pakistan Rangers. The horse given to Mrs. Kennedy is to be flown to the U.S. in a C-130 military plane.


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