US state department refrains from commenting on Pakistan’s political situation

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The United States State Department spokesman Ned Price stated that Pakistan’s current political crisis is a domestic issue and the US does not need to comment.

During a press conference at the State Department, Ned Price stated that the US is in favor of peacefully preserving democratic, constitutional, and legal values throughout the world, including in Pakistan.

He made this statement in response to a query concerning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan (who was granted bail in the Toshakhana case and his party’s workers described it as an instance of political victimization).

An Islamabad district and sessions court earlier this week issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for the PTI chief in the Toshakhana case for failing to appear regularly in court despite being served with summonses.

During his news conference, Price insisted that these are not questions for the United States.

In response to a different query addressing Pakistan’s repression of Afghan refugees, Price stated that the US was in contact with Pakistani authorities on the problem.

According to him, the US and its Pakistani counterparts regularly discuss the subject of Afghan refugees.