At least 66 US lawmakers have written to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken urging him to take action to consolidate democracy and human rights in Pakistan.
According to Dawn Online news It is said that so far the Biden administration has not taken any side in the current political situation in Pakistan. But the US State Department’s regular briefings have repeatedly said that Washington will not stand against a particular political party in Pakistan and stand for another.
The letter was sent to the US Secretary of State on the initiative of the Pakistani American Political Action Committee (PAKPAC). In the letter, the legislators told the foreign minister, ‘We are writing to express our concern over the current situation in Pakistan. We urge you to use all diplomatic tools to press the government of Pakistan for a greater commitment to democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
The letter, written by 66 lawmakers, including Democrat Congresswoman Elisa Slotkin and Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, was published after Imran Khan’s arrest. After Imran’s arrest, massive protests and clashes took place across Pakistan. At least 10 people lost their lives in the clashes after the arrests.
In the letter, the lawmakers reiterated to the US Secretary of State that it is in the US national interest to help establish democracy in Pakistan.