31 MAY 1930, Page 2

The greatest anxiety, of course, has been on the North

West Frontier, where there is always much tinder only waiting for a spark. It is almost a miracle that the sparks and the tinder have generally been kept apart. One encouraging fact is that Nadir Shah, the King of Afghanistan, with whom diplomatic relations have just been established, stands on 'a correct and stable policy. The Shinwaris and Afridis are also behaving calmly. The special correspondent of the Times describes the conditions by saying that though thunder clouds hang about the IChyber Pass there is no storm.

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