Deepening political crisis: US closely monitoring situation in Pakistan

Britain supports continuation of democracy in Pakistan, urges ongoing political crisis to be resolved democratically.


Web Desk/zahid Gishkori August 19, 2014

WASHINGTON DC: The US said on Tuesday that it was closely monitoring the growing political crisis in Pakistan.

State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf told the Express Tribune during a briefing in Washington DC on Tuesday that the US Ambassador in Pakistan has had official and informal meetings with different political and religious leaders.

Harf added that the US Embassy in Islamabad was closely watching the demonstrations and was keeping Secretary of State John Kerry updated on the situation.

In response to another question regarding Pakistan-India relations, Harf said the US wants relations between the two neighbouring countries to improve and hopes that both countries will resume talks.

On Indian premier’s potential visit to the US, Harf said that the US will welcome Narendra Modi in Washington DC.

President Obama and Secretary Kerry will glad to see PM Modi in US, she added.

Britain supports continuation of democracy in Pakistan

Britain supports continuation of democracy in Pakistan and the ongoing political crisis should be resolved democratically, said British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Phillipe Hammond.

Hammond urged political parties to resolve their political differences using democratic institutions.

COMMENTS (5)

Khan | 7 years ago | Reply In pakistan political history,all leaders elect not on the public support,but only the american support ,and the robe of our politican's is in the hand of america.
Anon | 7 years ago | Reply

The US should mind its own business. It has no right to interfere with the inner political dynamics of Pakistan...please go concentrate on your so called war against terrorism where u get to kill many innocent people under the banner of "collateral damage"... u brought this corrupt govt on us...we have to pay the damn bills and taxes that goes into their pockets not u.....

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