In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, there was a blast in a bus full of Chinese citizens. After which China is sending a team for investigation. Pakistan has spoken of getting the matter investigated.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Bus Bomb Blast: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday assured his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang that no stone will be left unturned in a thorough investigation into the bus blast in which nine Chinese nationals were killed. He said that “enemy forces” will not be allowed to damage the “cordial” ties between the two countries. Khan spoke to the Chinese prime minister over the phone and expressed grief over the deaths of Chinese nationals on Wednesday in Dasu area of Upper Kohistan in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
At least 13 people, including nine Chinese civilians and two Frontier Corps soldiers, were killed and 39 others injured when a bus carrying Chinese engineers and workers to the under-construction Dasu Dam site exploded. According to an official statement, Khan said that there is a strong friendship between Pakistan and China that has stood the test of time. “No enemy power will be allowed to damage the cordial relations between Pakistan and China,” he said.
Priority given to safety
Khan assured Lee that no stone would be left unturned to investigate the incident and that the safety of Chinese citizens, workers, projects and institutions in Pakistan is his government’s top priority. He said that the people of Pakistan are aware of the pain of the bereaved family and Pakistan is providing better medical facilities to the injured Chinese citizens. It is not yet clear whether a technical glitch caused the explosion or the vehicle exploded.
China told bomb blast
While China has described it as a bomb blast, Pakistan says that the explosion happened due to gas leak. China said on Thursday that it is sending a special team of experts to Pakistan to investigate the blast. Meanwhile, Pakistan has repeatedly changed its statements (China on Pakistan Bomb Blast). First Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmoor Qureshi said that the bus blast was an accident but later Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that some evidence related to the terrorist attack has been found.
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