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US strongly condemns any violence which undermines electoral process in Pakistan

WASHINGTON  – US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller his media briefing in Washington on Wednesday said that the United States condemns any violence which undermines the electoral process [in Pakistan].

Replying to a question regarding deadly attack on PTI election rally, Matthew Miller said that we [the United States] extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by the attack. We believe in the resilience of the Pakistani people and their ability to recover, he said.

He said that this attack is one of many we have seen in the last month against multiple parties across Pakistan. The election commission itself has come under attack in several places.

He said that we strongly condemn any violence which undermines the electoral process and added that the Pakistani people have the right to choose their leader without fear of reprisal or violence. He further said that we want to see free and fair elections take place in Pakistan.

Matthew Miller said that we remain committed to working with Pakistan to address the shared threat posed by terrorist groups throughout the region and we support the Pakistani Government’s efforts to combat terrorism.

We strongly condemn any violence which undermines the electoral process in Pakistan. The Pakistani people have the right to choose their leader without fear of reprisal or violence, and we remain committed to working with Pakistan to address the shared threat posed by terrorist groups throughout the region. And we support the Pakistani Government’s efforts to combat terrorism, he said.