US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price in a media talk said, he was “just not going to comment on Imran Khan’s allegations”.
Ned Price said consistently we are claiming that, there is no truth in Imran Khan’s allegations.
“We have spoken clearly about this ever since these erroneous allegations surfaced. We’ve consistently said there is no truth to these allegations,” he replied to a question.
The United States values its long-standing relationship with Pakistan. “We value our long-standing cooperation with Pakistan. We’ve always viewed a prosperous and democratic Pakistan as critical to our interests. We don’t let propaganda, misinformation, disinformation get in the way of any bilateral relationship,” a state department spokesperson told reporters at his daily news conference.
“That, of course, includes our valued bilateral relationship with Pakistan. When it comes to various political players inside of Pakistan, we don’t have a position on one political candidate or party versus another. We support, as we do around the world, the peaceful upholding of democratic, constitutional, and legal principles,” Price said.
A Pakistani defence delegation is in Washington for talks with American officials. “I’m in a position to share publicly beyond the fact that Pakistan is a valued partner of the United States. It’s valued across many realms,” Price said.
“Of course, we have a security relationship that is important to us knowing that many of the threats Pakistan faces could well in turn be threats to us. And so we value the work we do together, but I’m just not in a position to offer anything beyond that,” said the spokesperson.
While Replying to a question from a Pakistani Private Media Channel scribe about the raid on BBC offices in India, the US Dpt spokesperson said that “We are aware of the search at the BBC offices in Delhi.”
The US supports the importance of free press around the world, in this country, in India, and in our fellow democracies around the world,” Ned Price said.
No US conspiracy
Earlier on 12 February Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said that there is no US Conspiracy for the ouster of his Government.
Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Imran Khan said that the US is a superpower and our biggest trading partner, it is clear from the things that are coming out that the US had no hand in expelling me, the plan to ouster him as PM was exported from here to the US. Pakistan has good relations with America in the interest of the people.
He said that International relations should not be based on personal ego, we have to leave the past and move forward. Former Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan always wanted good relations with Afghanistan, during his time he tried his best to establish good relations with the Afghan government, but Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto did not visit Afghanistan.
PTI Chief claimed that former Army Chief (COAS) General Retired Qamar Javed Bajwa admitted the toppling of his government. He said that we had a good relationship with General (R) Bajwa, we worked together and Pakistan was successful in dealing with the coronavirus. General (R) Bajwa did not consider corruption as a big problem. He had close relations with current Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
Imran Khan said that the PDM government using all tactics to stop him from coming into power again. He alleged that Nawaz Sharif using tactics to send him to jail after declaring him disqualified.
He said that he got surprised by the former army chief’s confessions over admitting the toppling of his government. Imran Khan said that ex-COAS Bajwa was a ‘super king’ for having ‘superior powers’ and he was not answerable to anyone.
The PTI Chief alleged that Ex COAS was also controlling the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) but the then-premier was bearing all kinds of criticism.