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US supports Pakistan’s legal, democratic principles

WASHINGTON: The United States backs Pakistan’s democratic, constitutional, and legal principles, according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price on Friday.

This he stated while addressing a press conference in Washington and responding to a question about the arrest warrant issued against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

“These are questions for the Pakistanis, not the Americans.”

In response to a question about Afghan refugees, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price stated that the issue is being discussed with our Pakistani counterparts. We urge all states to uphold their respective obligations in regard to Afghan refugees and asylum seekers and to refrain from returning them to places where they may face persecution or torture.

In response to the issue of internet shutdowns in India, particularly in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), he stated that the US values free expression and the ability of people all over the world to access information.

We will continue to emphasize the importance of freedom of expression, including access to the internet, as a human right that contributes to the strengthening of democracies and countries worldwide.

Ned Price stated that the US is firmly united with Ukraine and will continue to work with the rest of the world to end the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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