ISLAMABAD - US Ambassador Richard Olson says his country does not support any specific political party in Pakistan.

“The US doesn’t support any specific political party in Pakistan. We support democracy and want to see a strong democratic system here,” Olson said during his meeting with Governor Chaudhry Sarwar here on Thursday.

US envoy’s statement comes in the wake of allegations that the parties staging Islamabad sit-ins enjoyed the support of Washington which does not want to see Chinese influence increasing in Pakistan through the investment the PML-N government is trying to attract.

Olson said his country gave great importance to its relations with Pakistan and it had a dream of a prosperous and developed Pakistan. He said both countries enjoyed bilateral cooperation in various fields and the US intended to boost its cooperation in energy and education sectors.