US Calls for Application of Democratic Principles, Freedom of Expression in Pakistan
US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller on Tuesday said the US called for the respect and equal application of democratic principles, freedom of expression– and rule of law around the world, and of course in Pakistan, we urge that these principles be respected for all people, Bol News reported.
Matthew Miller said this in response to a question asked by a Pakistani journalist regarding situation of the human rights during the ongoing political chaos.
“I will say, as we’ve said before, we continue to monitor the situation in Pakistan very closely. We don’t have a position on one political candidate or another inside Pakistan,” he maintained.
He said the US always called for the respect of democratic principles, freedom of expression, and the rule of law around the world – in Pakistan, and every other country around the world.
The US State Department spokesperson also expressed sorrow over the devastating reports concerning the deadly militant attack at the Pakistan oil and gas facility, which killed four security troops and two private guards.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of those who were killed, and we wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured. We continue to closely follow the developments, but we understand that responsibility for the attack has not yet been claimed or attributed,” he said.
Source: Bol News