US diplomat insists on ‘timely, fair’ elections in Pakistan
US Acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Pakistani Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani discussed the importance of timely, free, and fair elections by the laws and constitution of Pakistan.
Senior US diplomat Victoria Nuland stressed ‘timely’ and ‘fair’ elections in Pakistan during talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani.
Senior US diplomat Victoria Nuland spoke to Pakistani Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani on Tuesday and discussed the importance of ‘timely, free and fair elections’.
According to the Reuters news agency, in a statement released by the US Department of State, it is said that US Acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Pakistani Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani emphasized the importance of timely, free, and fair elections by the laws and constitution of Pakistan. Discussed.
Pakistan’s politics has been in crisis for a year, with former prime minister Imran Khan, who was ousted from power by a no-confidence vote in parliament last year, at the helm.
Imran Khan blamed the US and Pakistan army for his eviction. Both Washington and the military have denied their claims. The US State Department’s statement on the phone call between Victoria Nuland and Jilani made no mention of Imran Khan
The High Court has suspended the sentence of former prime minister Imran, who is jailed on corruption charges, but he will remain in jail as a judge has already ordered his detention in another case. Imran Khan cannot contest elections for five years due to the punishment.
In mid-August, a caretaker cabinet headed by interim Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar was sworn in, tasked with running the country until new elections, which could be delayed beyond November due to constituencies.
Earlier this month, the Election Commission had said that the new constituencies based on the latest census would be finalized by December 14. After that, the Election Commission will confirm the date of the election
Victoria Nuland and Jalil Abbas Jilani also discussed Pakistan’s economic stability and continued engagement with the IMF, the State Department said.
Victoria Noland congratulated Pakistan’s caretaker foreign minister on the social networking site X. He also appreciated the bilateral relations and the common commitment to Pakistan’s economic stability, security, and prosperity.