‘US supports upholding of democratic, constitutional, legal principles in Pakistan’
WASHINGTON: The United States has once again reiterated that it supports the peaceful upholding of democratic, constitutional, and legal principles around the world, including in Pakistan.
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Addressing a press briefing, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price, when asked to comment on media reports that a court in Pakistan court issued arrest warrants for former prime minister Imran Khan for selling state gifts and concealing his assets and that his party workers termed it a political victimization, said “these are questions for the Pakistani people. These are not questions for the United States. As I’ve said before, we support the peaceful upholding of democratic, constitutional, and legal principles around the world, including in Pakistan.”
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When asked about reports of a ‘crackdown on Afghan refugees in Pakistan, and that Afghans, including women and children, being arrested for their illegal presence,’ Ned Price said “this is a matter we’re discussing with our Pakistani counterparts. We’re in regular discussion with our Pakistani counterparts about this. We encourage all states to uphold their respective obligations with regard to Afghan refugees or asylum seekers, and to refrain from returning them to anywhere where they could face persecution or torture.
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