US reiterates support for democratic, constitutional principles in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: United States has reiterated that it supports the peaceful upholding of democratic, constitutional, and legal principles around the world, including Pakistan.

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State Department spokesperson Ned Price, responding to questions during his last press briefing, said “we don’t take a position. We don’t favor one political candidate. We don’t favor one party over another. What we do favor is a constitutional system, is a legal framework, and all parties – including in Pakistan – abiding by that constitutional framework.”

When asked if the US defending Indian premier Modi despite the facts that New York Times had written two editorials in last one month about the way he’s treating journalists and Muslim, Ned Price said “we defend our shared values. We defend our human rights around the world. We make the same points when it comes to civil society, human rights in Pakistan, as we do in India, as we do in other countries around the world.”

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