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US again rejects Imran’s allegations

After sentencing in cipher case, PTI chief again alleged that somehow country’s previous establishment and a State Department official were involved in bringing down his government

By Wajid Ali Syed
February 01, 2024
The US Department of State building in Washington Photo - AFP/file
The US Department of State building in Washington Photo - AFP/file

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has once again rejected the former prime minister Imran Khan’s accusations calling them “baseless.”

After the sentencing in the cipher case, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief again alleged that somehow the country’s previous establishment and a State Department official were involved in bringing down his government. “Pakistan’s people and its parliament decide who leads the country,” a spokesperson said, reiterating that “we do not support one political party over another, whether it’s in Pakistan or anywhere else around the world.

“We support the peaceful upholding of constitutional and democratic principles, including respect for human rights like freedom of expression, including for members of the media, freedom of peaceful assembly, the rule of law and equal justice under the law,” the department said responding to a question by The News.