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US does not support any particular political party in Pakistan: US State dept – SUCH TV

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The United States State Department said that it does not support any particular political party in Pakistan and has no position on how election results trun out.

In a press briefing on Monday, State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller said that he had no specific details about Ambassador Donald Blome’s meeting with Chief Election Commissioner. However, he added that the US embassy in Pakistan could be asked for details, whcih they would be ‘happy’ to provide.

“But I think I see where you’re going with the question, and so I will reiterate what I’ve said a number of times, which is that the United States does not take any position with respect to the outcome of an election in Pakistan,” he said in response to a question about the meeting.

He added that the US does not support any political party or candidate in Pakistan and urges ‘free and fair’ elections across the world.

Miller was also asked about the dollar rate being ‘four times stronger’ in Afghanistan compared to Pakisan. In response, he only commented about support for economic reforms in Pakistan.

“I’ve spoken to this on a number of occasions about our support for reforms that would allow the improvement of the economy in Pakistan, and will continue to do so,” he said.

US ambassador Donald Blome had met the chief election commissioner on August 24, hors before the Election Commission held a key meeting regarding general elections in the country.

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