ISLAMABAD: US Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asia Donald Lu, who was recently named by Imran Khan as being the official who made threatening remarks about his regime in a letter, evaded the question when asked about the regime change in Pakistan.
The State Department official, who is currently visiting India, was interviewed by the Hindustan Times.
During the interview, on a question about his conversation with Pakistan’s ambassador in Washington, the interviewer asked: “Imran Khan seems to suggest that you had a conversation with the Pakistani ambassador in the US and told him that if Imran Khan survives the no-confidence motion, Pakistan is in trouble and the US wont forgive Pakistan. Any response?”
Donald Lu avoided direct reply and said: “We are following developments in Pakistan, and we respect and support Pakistan’s constitutional process and the rule of law.”
Separately, responding to a Dawn query about Imran Khan’s remarks regarding Mr Lu, a State Department spokesperson simply echoed the assistant secretary’s sentiments, saying: “There is absolutely no truth to that allegation.”