The US State Department appears to be setting itself up directly at odds with the protesters in Pakistan’s “long march,” saying they reject the “extra-constitutional” calls by the protesters for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.
Protesters, led by Imran Khan, were initially demonstrating against the refusal of the government to recount last year’s votes in the wake of fraud evidence. The Lahore courts charged Sharif with multiple counts of murder over the weekend for massacring supporters of another protest leader, fueling demands for his immediate resignation and fresh elections.
The State Department insisted they are “monitoring the demonstrations” but oppose Sharif’s ouster, and will continue to support him as the Pakistani premier.
Khan blasted the US comments, saying it wasn’t America’s job to dictate who the real premier of Pakistan was, and saying that Pakistan needs to spurn US influence. He went on to accuse Sharif of being America’s puppet, adding “a friend of the US is a traitor.”
6 thoughts on “US Rejects Protesters’ Call for Pakistani PM to Resign”
The U.S. rejects calls for Pakistan P.M. to resign. Hmmm, seems whatever the people of Pakistan want is NONE of the US's business.
The USG State Department has a LONG history of backing the wrong "horse"
Here is another example. The principle being "what is GOOD for Pakistan and its People is BAD for US influence and MUST be resisted at any cost.
So they continue to support corrupt leaders to the last drop of everyone elses blood.
They do back the wrong "horse," don't they? but they'll throw that horse to the wolves in a heartbeat when things start going south.
Usually, the backing of the USG is what causes things to "go south."
Of course they would reject. They have their stooge in place who is a willing killer of his own people.
This is Ukraine redux. I'm wondering what the motives and ultimate goals are.
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