China wants quick probe into Karachi attack, envoy tells minister 

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that Pakistan is utilising full resources to ensure the safety of Chinese nationals working in the country.

The statement by the interior minister came after his meeting with the Chinese charge d’affaires Pang Chunxue on Tuesday.

“The state is using its full resources to ensure the safety of Chinese nationals in Pakistan,” the interior ministry quoted Sanaullah as telling the Chinese diplomat. Both the figures agreed to further improve cooperation between the Pakistani ministry and the Chinese embassy to ensure fool proof security of Chinese citizens, according to the statement.

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah expressed grief over loss of lives of Chinese nationals in Karachi University terrorist incident. He said, “Our coalition government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will take Pakistan-China relations to a new high.”

Sanaullah said that Pakistan and China will not allow any internal or external conspiracy to succeed in spoiling their friendship. He informed the Chinese charge d’affaires that a special desk has been set up at the Interior Ministry for effective liaison to ensure the security of foreigners, especially Chinese citizens, in Pakistan. The minister vowed to bring the ones involved in the Karachi incident to justice.

In response, the Chinese charge d’affaires said her country wants a complete investigation into the Karachi attack and to reach the real culprits as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolve to further strengthen its all-weather partnership with China, through rapid implementation of the CPEC. He was virtually addressing a high-level meeting of the Group of Friends of Global Development Initiative (GDI).

“Pakistan has joined China’s GDI initiative. We believe it can make a significant contribution to accelerate the implementation of globally agreed sustainable goals,” the foreign minister said.


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