US still believes May 2013 elections were free, fair

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US still believes May 2013 elections were free, fair

By Web Desk
Published: September 4, 2014

Jen Psaki, US State Department spokesperson. PHOTO: FILE

WASHINGTON: As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan reiterated his belief that the May 2013 general elections were rigged on the 20th day of his protest in Islamabad, the US said their view of the elections had not changed.

US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki, when asked during the daily briefing in Washington on Wednesday whether the US still views the May 2013 elections as largely free and fair, despite Khan’s recent allegations, she said that view had not changed.

“Nothing has changed in our view,” Psaki said of the May 2013 elections.
After the general elections, the US President and Secretary of State had congratulated the people of Pakistan on a successful election, which was considered as free and fair by the US administration at that point in time.

US embassy reopens

Psaki clarified that the US embassy in Islamabad was open and functional despite protesters protesters perched a few kilometers away near Pakistan Secretariat.
“As I understand in Pakistan, the protests have died down and things have calmed a bit in the streets”.

The Embassy had been closed and its staff, along with US citizens had been cautioned from moving around the capital.
The Foreign Office had on Tuesday said the government was taking all necessary precautions for the security of the foreign missions in Islamabad. However, it had cautioned staff of foreign embassies while moving around the city.

It, however, denied it had either received or issued advise to foreign missions to close.


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
انکو اپنی آنکھیں اور کانوں کی درستگی کے لیے کسی ڈاکٹر کی ضرورت ہے.


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
well PMLN and Army are both at daggers drawn. Even if Imran Khan goes, Army will take out PMLN.

PMLN has made too many enemies

Star Gazer

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Who cares what the US government thinks about our elections? It is important to those only who think US can save them.

US had Nelson Mandella on terrorist list until 2008. They are trying to be politically correct only.


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: پاکستان کے موجودہ سیاسی بحران کے حل کیلئے

امریکہ اپنا اور رشیا کا معاملہ افہام و تفہیم سے حل کرے۔ رشیا پر جھوٹے الزامات سے گریز کرے ہماری معاملے پر کڑی نظر ہے

پاکستان فارن مانیٹرنگ ڈیسک


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
He may be popular in your country but not in Pakistan. Why dont you Indians take your master back to India if you think he is so popular.
Nawaz was popular leader than and he is a popular leader now. Even stronger


Minister (2k+ posts)
Nawaz Shareef is the best leader we have in Pakistan
He is more popular then ever, if election was held today PTI would not even win 2 seats.
They might win one


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Sure the strong lobby which control almost every thing in America will support corrupt like Butt and Zardari .Thats how their long term Agenda to dismantle Pakistan will be fulfilled.


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Any Dumb knows the world jewsh lobby will welcome any thing which is anti Islam,anti Muslim or anti Pakistan.


Minister (2k+ posts)
NS laya he US ke liay gaya hay, GEO use hoa, NS in ka palto **** hay aur corrupt leaders US kay shoe lickers hain, he's serving their interests, why would they say kay IK aye, unhain pata hay IK aise bala hay joo nationlist aur patriotic hay aur kise se control nahin hote plus corrupt nahin hay aur ghulamana thinking nahin hay kay usay blackmail kia jaye.
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