Pakistanis lobby US lawmakers to "protect democracy"

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A letter urging US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to use all diplomatic channels to promote democracy in Pakistan was signed by more than 90 US lawmakers have signed

According to Dawn, the Pakistani-American Political Action Committee, better known as Pak PAC USA, says that it’s reaching out to more than 100 lawmakers to sign the letter.

The committee, which promotes Pakistan’s interests in the US Congress, says that it’s only trying to strengthen democracy in Pakistan and does not support or oppose any political party or group.

They said they were writing to express concerns about the current situation in Pakistan and to urge Secretary Blinken to “use all diplomatic tools at your disposal to pressure the government of Pakistan towards a greater commitment to democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.”

They also demanded a “commitment to investigate any infringement upon freedom of speech and freedom of assembly” in Pakistan.

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