The US questions the credibility of the election, which Pakistan said

Last Updated on June 29, 2024 8:35 am

Pakistan’s national election was held on February 8. After a long time, the United States has questioned the credibility of the country’s elections. Even the US House of Representatives has passed a resolution in this regard.

Pakistan reacted angrily to this incident. Besides criticizing the US, Islamabad also claimed that it was trying to “interfere” in Pakistan’s internal affairs.

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday (June 26) passed a resolution questioning the credibility of the general elections held in Pakistan in February this year. Hours later, Pakistan accused the US of trying to “interfere” in its internal affairs. Aljazeera news.

The resolution, passed by the US House of Representatives, calls for a “full and independent” investigation into alleged irregularities in Pakistan’s election, the report said. Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party also alleged that the election was rigged to undermine its victory.

Pakistan’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said on Wednesday that Pakistan believes in “constructive dialogue” and engagement, but such decisions are “not constructive or objective”.

“We believe that the timing and context of this particular resolution is not well suited to the positive dynamics of our bilateral relations and stems from an incomplete understanding of Pakistan’s political situation and electoral process,” he said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khawaja Asif also criticized the proposal and indicated that the country needs to do more to ensure transparency in its own upcoming US elections later this year.

In a TV interview on Wednesday, he said that the US has no right to interfere in Pakistan’s internal affairs.

Earlier in a post on social media X, Khawaja Asif referred to US support for Israel during the ongoing war in Gaza and also questioned the US track record of involvement in ousting foreign governments in the past.

“This proposal comes from a country that has spent the 20th century overthrowing democratically elected governments and is currently facilitating genocide against Palestinians,” he wrote there.

He also wrote that this proposal titled ‘Expressing support for democracy and human rights in Pakistan’ was presented in the Congress on June 25. The resolution called on the government of Pakistan to “uphold democratic and electoral institutions” and to “condemn any attempt to violate the human, civil or political rights” of the Pakistani people.

The resolution passed with the overwhelming support of 368 members of Congress, with only seven votes against.

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