Washington: The United States (US) has hoped for a smooth transition of power through parliament in Pakistan following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif.
A State Department spokesperson while reacting to the development has said that has the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister was Pakistan internal matter.
“This is an internal matter. We look forward to a smooth transition as Pakistan’s parliament selects the next prime minister,” the spokesperson said.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said they had also termed the development as internal matter of Pakistan.
“This is the internal affair of Pakistan. As a friendly neighbour, China hopes that all parties and sections in Pakistan can prioritise state and national interests, properly deal with their domestic affairs, maintain unity and stability, and keep focusing on the economic and social development.”
“The all-weather friendship between China and Pakistan has withstood the test of times. We believe that the China-Pakistan strategic cooperative partnership will not be affected by the change of the situation inside Pakistan,” he said.
“China stands ready to work with Pakistan to continue jointly building the Belt and Road and build a community of shared future, which serves the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples and promotes peace and development of the region and beyond,” the spokesperson added.