Tuesday, October 4, 2022

US agrees with DG ISPR about threat letter matter

The United States (US) government on Friday rebutted former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s assertions that he was ousted from power, stating the United States agreed with the statement made by the Pakistani military spokesperson DG ISPR on the subject.

Major General Babar Iftikhar, Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), emphasized that the word “conspiracy” was not used in the statement published following a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) last month, despite reports to the contrary.

The Army’s representative said he was unable to reveal what was discussed in the meeting, but he did point out that the word “conspiracy” was not used in the conversation.

The National Security Council meeting was called by then-prime minister Imran Khan last month, who claimed that the United States government was supporting the Opposition’s no-confidence resolution to expel him from power.

During a public gathering on March 27, Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, claimed that his government had been threatened by the United States government and that the Opposition was complicit in the conspiracy. Imran Khan was ousted from power on Saturday following a no-confidence vote.

At a normal press briefing today, State Department spokesperson Ned Price denied Imran Khan’s charges once more and stated that the US government agreed with the military spokesperson’s DG ISPR remarks.

“Our message has been clear and constant in this regard: there is absolutely no truth to the charges that have been made, and we will continue to do so.” “Ned Price expressed himself in this way: In a statement, he stated that “we support the peaceful upholding of constitutional and democratic ideals, including respect for human rights.”

He went on to say that “we do not endorse any particular political party over another, whether in Pakistan or anyplace else in the globe.”

In addition to the rule of law and equal justice under the laws, we embrace a number of other concepts as well.”

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Speaking at the Director General (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar’s press briefing in which he denied that a conspiracy was in motion, a representative for the US State Department remarked, “We would agree with it.”

Price also congratulated Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on his election as the country’s leader and expressed his willingness to collaborate with the new government.

Shehbaz Sharif became Pakistan’s 23rd prime minister on Monday, taking the oath of office. He was appointed premier following the ouster of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, who was expelled through a no-confidence motion.

According to him, “We congratulate Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on his election by the Pakistani parliament and look forward to working with him and his government.”

The importance of the bilateral connection between the United States and Pakistan was highlighted by Ned Price, who stated, “For over 75 years, the relationship between the United States and Pakistan has been an essential one. Continuing our collaboration with Pakistan’s government to achieve peace and development in Pakistan and the broader region is something we are looking forward to.”

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