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US refuses to comment on PTI’s alleged apology to Donald Lu

The issue of PTI and Donald Lu has risen once again as the incumbent government claims that a member from PTI contacted United States' Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu. 

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The US has reportedly refused to comment on the issue of PTI allegedly contacting Donald Lu to express an apology. The local media had reached out to the US State Department for a comment on the issue.

However, the official refrained from commenting on the matter and reportedly said “we don’t comment on private meetings.” The issue of PTI and Donald Lu has risen once again as the incumbent government claims that a member from PTI contacted United States’ Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu.

Pertinent to mention, PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused Donald Lu of threatening Pakistan which led to the removal of his government. Imran Khan, since his ouster, has consistently claimed that the US diplomat Donald Lu sent an alleged ‘threat letter’ to the then PTI government.

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According to the latest details, reports emerged that PTI secretary overseas Abdullah Riyar allegedly contacted Donald Lu. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, while talking to a private media channel, claimed the PTI had apologized to Donald Lu for leveling allegations against him.

“We have obtained all records regarding PTI’s apology to Lu. Evidence has been received regarding PTI leaders’ meeting with the US government where they tendered an apology,” Khawaja Asif said.

PTI slams Khawaja Asif’s claims

On the other hand, PTI has rejected Khawaja Asif’s claims. While talking to the media, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry called Khawaja Asif “a habitual liar”, saying that no such thing had taken place.

“Neither Imran Khan nor the PTI had directed anyone to meet and seek pardon from Lu and the US,” Fawad Chaudhry said. “We don’t know if someone has met with Lu or the US officials in a personal capacity.”

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To Khawaja Asif’s claim that the government obtained documentary evidence to establish the facts, Fawad said, “He should present the evidence if he has any.” He reiterated that no directions had been issued to anyone for a patch-up.