Amidst the economic and political challenges faced by Pakistan, the United States has expressed its desire to witness a stable Pakistan. Vedant Patel, the spokesperson for the US State Department, addressed the ongoing situation in Pakistan, emphasizing that Washington wishes to see a prosperous and stable Pakistan, which is closely linked to the critical interests of both countries.
In response to inquiries regarding the extensive arrests of political leaders and Islamabad’s decision to subject civilians to trials under the army act, Patel stated that the US engages in direct dialogue with Pakistani authorities on matters of significance to both countries, particularly regional security and stability.
When pressed by a journalist about human rights concerns, the spokesperson indicated a desire to move on to other topics.
Furthermore, the spokesperson was questioned about Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, who remains incarcerated in the US. In response, he suggested directing the question to law enforcement authorities for further information.