US urges upholding democratic, legal principles as Imran booked under anti-terror law

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WASHINGTON, Aug 23: The United States, reacting to the charges brought against former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan under the anti-terrorism act, has called for the peaceful upholding of democratic, constitutional and legal principles.

“We’re, of course, aware of the reports about the charges,” the department Spokesman, Ned Price, said Monday in answer to a question about the case filed against Imran Khan.

“This is a matter for the Pakistani legal and judicial system,” the spokesman said, adding, “It is not directly a matter for the United States, and that’s because we don’t have a position on one political candidate or party versus any other political candidate or party.”

 “We support the peaceful upholding of democratic, constitutional, and legal principles in Pakistan and around the world,” Price added.