Editorial Note

In a letter of August 25 to the Secretary of State, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, requested assistance in obtaining from the United States some of Pakistan’s requirements for defense equipment. He indicated Pakistan’s concern about the world situation and its interest in defense preparedness. The Prime Minister stated that he was designating Mohammad Ikramullah, Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth Relations, to place Pakistan’s orders for defense equipment in the United States. (790D.56/8–2551)