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US takes up HR, press freedom issues with Pakistan: State Dept

Vedant Patel, the principal deputy spokesperson for the US State Department, stated that the US is actively following developments in Pakistan and that Pakistan has been contacted about the issues of press freedom and human rights.

In response to political developments in Pakistan, the US State Department’s chief deputy spokesman issued a statement saying that the country wishes to see Pakistan respect democratic values and the rule of law.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken supports journalistic freedom, Vedant Patel further stated.

The representative acknowledged that the Internet is a significant communication tool.

Following Imran Khan’s arrest on Tuesday, protests broke out all throughout Pakistan. Khan is the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Earlier today, a three-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the authorities to produce Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan before the court. Minutes later, PTI chief arrived at the Supreme Court and the arrest was deemed “illegal” by the court.

While hearing the former prime minister’s appeal against his arrest in the Al-Qadir Trust case, the three-member bench made up of Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, Justice Athar Minallah, and the CJP deemed Imran Khan’s arrest by Rangers from inside the courtroom “illegal” and ordered his immediate release.

Ned Price, a spokesman for the US State Department, stated in April that the US had a clear and consistent position on the conspiracy and echoed the views of Director General (DG) ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar.

Ned Price responded when a journalist questioned him about the DG ISPR’s comments during the routine briefing at the State Department.

The journalist questioned why the DG ISPR had stated that there was no proof that the United States had threatened Imran Khan’s government or was complicit in the plot to overthrow it. The spokesperson responded, “We would agree with it.”

The State Department’s officers responded to a different query by stating that their position has always been that the proposed allocations are completely false.

“We support the peaceful upholding of democratic and constitutional principles, including respect for human rights.”

He claimed that they do not favor one political party over another, whether it be in Pakistan or elsewhere in the world. In addition to the rule of law and equal justice under the law, “We Support”

According to a representative for the State Department, the United States has congratulated Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on being chosen by the Pakistani Parliament and looks forward to cooperating with him and his administration.

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