America stands with human rights : Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan was arrested on Tuesday. After which the supporters of Imran Khan fiercely opposed it. The United States has reacted to Imran’s arrest. USA reacted to the lawlessness in Pakistan and called for respecting democratic principles and rule of law in Pakistan.
‘He has no vision for any one leader’
US State Department spokesperson told ANI that they do not have any vision for any one leader. Responding to ANI on the dramatic arrest of Imran Khan in Pakistan, the official called for respecting democratic principles.
called upon to obey the law
US State Department spokesperson said that we are aware of the arrest of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. As we’ve said before, the United States of America has no position on one political candidate or party versus another. We call for respect for democratic principles and the rule of law around the world. Earlier today top diplomats from the United States and the United Kingdom called for rule of law in Pakistan during a joint press briefing.
What did the US Secretary of State say?
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at a joint press conference in Washington, “We just want to make sure that whatever is happening in Pakistan is in accordance with the rule of law, the constitution.” UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly insisted, “We want to see a peaceful democracy in that country. We want to see the rule of law.”
‘Not standing with politicians but standing with human rights’
US lawmaker Brad Sharman of the Democratic Party expressed concern over the arrest of the former prime minister on Twitter. In his tweet, Congressman Sharman emphasized America’s dedication to democracy, the rule of law in Pakistan, America’s support for human rights and freedom of speech around the world. He tweeted, “As I have said many times in recent months regarding Pakistan, America is dedicated to democracy and the rule of law around the world. We stand not with individual politicians, but with human rights and free speech.”