WASHINGTON: The United States views Pakistan’s May 2013 elections to be free and fair, a State Department Spokesperson indicated Wednesday, saying there has been no change in its position on the polls.
“Nothing has changed in our view”, Spokesperson Jen Psaki said at the daily briefing.
She was asked if the U.S. still regards last year’s national Pakistani elections to be free and fair, as it did at the time polls they were completed, or accepts opposition party PTI leader Imran Khan and his supporters’ rigging allegations.
The spokesperson said the United States was closely watching the situation in Pakistan, in the face of marches in Islamabad.
”As I understand, in Pakistan, the protests have died down and things have calmed a bit in the streets.”
She added, “I also want to make clear that our (U.S.) embassy is fully open there in Islamabad. I know there was confusion about that yesterday.”