Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the United States Delegation to the Funeral of President Mohammed Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan


August 18, 1988


The President has asked Secretary of State George Shultz to lead the U.S. delegation to the funeral of President Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan.


Accompanying Secretary Shultz will be Under Secretary of State Michael Armacost; NSC staff member Robert Oakley; State Department country director Robert Flaten; and Army Maj. Gen. Donald Jones, representing the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Congressional members to the delegation include: Congressman John P. Murtha (D-PA); Congressman Bill McCollum, Jr. (R-FL); and Congressman Charles Wilson (D-TX).


The funeral will take place Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (local time) in Islamabad.