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THE ISLAMIC

REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN

General M. Zia-ul-Haq

ISLAMABAD

Jamadi-ul-Awwal, x-7

March

1982

Her Excellency Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher, MP Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, London.

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I write alarming

trend

to bring to your attention

in the current

to the International

Development

which is a matter developing

$300 million, decreased result,

of serious

countries.

the United States

their

year's

of

other

its

IDA

(IDA)

to the

the reduction contribution

donor countries

contributions

contributions

Association

concern

Following

an

by

have also

proportionately.

the total funds at the disposal

by

As a

of IDA have

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diminished $4.1

from

billion

the originally

to only

These the

letter

$2.5

far

reaching

are

but also

pressures

struggling

for their

survival.

While

the developing

hard

international adjustment poorest

economic has

been

nations

least

Oyer which

developing

have

expansion

of world

less

two per

than

able

than

cent.

per

world markets

in the

nor

from

They

are

their

on the

nations

the

share

is

share

poorly

of the

from

the major

their

and capital

of

it.

these

in which

been

the burden

benefitted

in which

of trade

have

of the population

neither

cent,

flows,

three

decade,

trade

in commercial

and political

severe

to bear

and

nations

deterioration

two-thirds

world

poor

countries

particularly

on

additional

environment,

the past

constitute

create

economic

by the recent

to

agreement

for the very

already

hit very

of

not only contrary

of the original

IDA VI replenishment

amount

billion.

actions

and spirit

pledged

increase is less

integrated

and are

least

into equipped

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to survive endured

the severe in the market

The the ,poor

nations

Association. severely terms

has

curtail

in IDA funds ability

been

itself

be reversed

This

window

affect

trend

by a timely

Development

their

economic towards

on

diminution Bank's

of the poorest development and political

disaster

and decisive

would

funds

the World

to the needs

their

for

in contributions

Any further

undermine

and increase

be

of irreplaceable

severely

seriously

vulnerability.

reduction

can afford.

would

must

the International

the supply

to address

countries,

concessional

steep

they

which

place.

largest

The

which

efforts,

buffetings

needs

to

act of statesmanship

and vision.

In urging personal that its

attention

as a first willingness

Your

to this

step,

your

to maintain

Excellency

matter,

to give

I would

Government

may

your

request indicate

its IDA commitment

at the

-4original

level

irrespective

agreed

to in the Sixth

of any action

Replenishment,

on the part

of the United

States.

We are, by the

reduction

and shall

make

of course,

in the contribution every

But we would be even major

contributors

United

States.

The

all greatly

endeavour more

were

disappointed

International in the future

of humanity

indeed,

peace this

itself. investment

gratitude

Your

timely

and earn

of the developing

taken

large

segment

in international can preserve

you the respect

and undying

world.

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Association

of a very

intervention for

it restored.

the action

an investment

States

if the other

Development

is an investment and,

of the United to have

to follow

disappointed

General Zia-ul-Haq

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