Statement on the Deaths
of President Mohammed Zia-ul-Haq of
am deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of President Zia-ul-Haq
these 7\1/2\ years, I met with President Zia several
times, and we worked together for peace and stability. His commitment to the
independence and security of his country always came through. President Zia also believed in freedom for
Nancy and I want to convey our deepest sympathy to Begum Zia and the family at their great loss.
Ambassador Raphel was a distinguished officer of the Foreign Service. He worked tirelessly to build and preserve the ties between our two countries. He will be missed. Nancy and I extend our sympathy and prayers to Mrs. Raphel and to the Raphel family and to the families of the others who lost their lives.
President Zia-ul-Haq, Ambassador Raphel,
and accompanying American and Pakistani military personnel were killed when the
President's plane exploded and crashed in