Washington, Mar 1 : The US has said that it is not going to interfere in Pakistan's internal affairs, and added that it is for the people of the country to decide about their next government.
"First of all, the February 18 elections in Pakistan were a victory for democracy and for all those who wanted to see democracy be able to expand and develop in Pakistan, and I think that's clear to everyone," State Department's Deputy spokesman Tom Casey has said.
"The US did not, before the election or during the election process, nor are we now, going to try and take sides in that or interfere in Pakistan's internal discussions," Casey said.
What is going on in Pakistan right now is very important, he said.
"This is a real development in Pakistan's return to what we hope ultimately will be full democracy there. And it's a very important moment for Pakistan's political leadership. And they've got to make these choices for themselves. And really only they are in a position to do so," he said.
"I mean, that's not to say the US doesn't have interests in Pakistan. We have a clear national interest in being able to work closely and effectively with the Pakistan Government on three fundamental things that are of concern to us," Casey said.