KARACHI, PAKISTAN, SEPT. 2, REUTER — Pakistan’s opposition alliance said on Friday it was ready for talks with acting President Ghulam Ishaq Kahan to ensure free and fair elections.

Khan Abdul Wali Khan Current chairman of the nine party movement for the restoration of democracy, said the opposition was ready to cooperate with the government and was waiting for the president after Mohammad ZiaulHaq death in an air crash on August 17, Ishaq Khan has been under strong opposition pressure to take action to ensure elections due on November 1 are not rigged.

The Pakistan People’s Party, has also gone to the Supreme Court to try to force a reversal of Zia’s ban on parties directly contesting the polls.

Article extracted from this publication >> September 9, 1988