Image default
Pakistan Politics Trending Now USA

US Declares Imran Khan’s Imprisonment an Internal Matter for Pakistan

Washington: The United States has reiterated its stance that the detention of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is an internal matter for Pakistan. This follows a statement from a United Nations body calling for Khan’s immediate release, terming Khan’s imprisonment a violation of international law.

During a press briefing on Monday, Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel stated, “In the case of Mr. Khan, you’ve heard us say this before: This is an internal matter for Pakistan. I don’t have any assessment to offer from up here.”

The Geneva-based UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention recently declared Imran Khan’s imprisonment to be in violation of international law, recommending his immediate release and compensation. The UN group indicated that Khan’s detention lacks legal basis and appears to be politically motivated, aimed at disqualifying him from future political office.

Imran Khan, founder of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, has been in jail since August and faces multiple convictions and ongoing legal battles, which began ahead of Pakistan’s national election in February.

Regarding a recent resolution by the US House of Representatives calling for an impartial investigation into alleged irregularities in Pakistan’s February 8 general elections, Patel maintained that the US Congress is an independent entity. He emphasized that senior US officials, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, have consistently urged Pakistan to uphold the rights of its citizens in line with its constitution and international commitments.

Patel further noted that the credibility of Pakistani elections remains a focal point for the US. “This is something that we have continued to raise with our partners in Pakistan, yes. That continues to be an area of focus of ours,” he said.

Dear TNT Reader,

At The News Tribe, our mission is to bring you free, independent, and unbiased news and content that keeps you informed and empowered. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism, as we understand that we are a platform for truth.

Apart from independent global news coverage, we also commit our unique focus on the Muslim world. In an age marked by the troubling rise of Islamophobia and widespread misrepresentation of Muslims in Western media, we strive to provide accurate and fair coverage.

But to continue doing so, we need your support. Even a small donation of 1$ can make a big difference. Your contribution will help us maintain the quality of our news and counteract the negative narratives that are so prevalent.

Please consider donating today to ensure we can keep delivering the news that matters. Together, we can make a positive impact on the world, and work towards a more inclusive, informed global society.

Monthly Subscription Annual Subscription

Visa Card MasterCard American Express Card

We want to hear your Travel Stories.

Do you have a memorable, unbelievable, or favorite travel experience? Share your story with us.