The United States’ position on the political situation in Pakistan is to emphasize the importance of free and fair elections, according to State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel. In a media briefing, Patel addressed questions about the transparency of the upcoming elections in Pakistan, particularly in the absence of former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Patel clarified that the United States does not make assessments regarding the specific candidates or the representation of political parties. The decision on these matters lies with the people of Pakistan. The U.S. remains focused on its support for ensuring that the elections are conducted in a manner that benefits the Pakistani people.
Political activity has been intensifying in Pakistan as the country prepares for the general elections scheduled for February 8. Both the PML-N and PPP, two former ruling parties, have become more active, with their leadership engaging in discussions to collaborate for the betterment of Pakistan.