The US State Department has urged Pakistan to hold transparent, fair, free, and timely general elections under the law.
This was stated by State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller in response to a question regarding President Arif Alvi’s proposal that elections should not be held before November 6th.
Miller told reporters, “As we do with countries around the world, we urge Pakistan to hold a free, fair, and timely election, and to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms and the rule of law”.
The State Department spokesperson also urged Pakistani officials to advance the electoral process in accordance with Pakistan’s laws, as we do with countries around the world.
A day earlier, President Arif Alvi had written a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja which mentioned the election date.