U.S. Urges Probe into Allegations of Election Interference in Pakistan

The US once again called for investigations into Pakistan’s February 8 general elections, but maintained that the formation of a coalition government is Pakistan’s internal matter. The US State Department spokesman addressed reporters and highlighted the need for thorough scrutiny of the election tampering allegations. The White House Press Secretary acknowledged the election turnout and emphasized the importance of respecting the Pakistani people’s will and ensuring transparency. Following the elections, six political parties formed a coalition government and nominated candidates for the prime ministership. Protests and allegations of election cheating have also emerged. Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has called for peaceful protests across the country against alleged election rigging.