Observing that countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh were in a process of transition, the United States has said it wants to see continued development of democracy in these nations.
"Obviously, what we want to see happen in both these countries is a continued development of democracy there. That includes free and fair elections, upholding people's right, whether that's freedom of expression or other human rights. Certainly, it includes upholding the constitution and the rule of law in those countries," State Department Deputy Spokesman Tom Casey said.
"But let's also understand that these are countries that are in a process of transition. And the important thing is that these are decisions that the people of Pakistan and the people of Bangladesh are discussing themselves and are going to be working through.
"But the United States is certainly committed to doing what it can to help them as they seek to advance their own democratic process," he added.
Casey was asked what would be the loud and clear message to the regimes Pakistan and Bangladesh in the current scenario.