SACRAMENTO: The following telegram was sent by Gurcharan Singh DhuJon to the acting president of Pakistan.

“WSO (USA) is shocked at the tragic death of President Mohammad ZiaulHaq in the ill-fated air explosion. President Zia had ably steered Pakistan through many a trial and his loss will be deeply felt both within and without the boundaries of Pakistan. He was increasingly recognized as a friend and supporter of people fighting for their independence.

On behalf of WSO and my own behalf, I share your grief and the tragic joss and pray to God to give strength to your countrymen to bear this tragedy and peace to the departed soul.””

Article extracted from this publication >> August 19, 1988