Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has met Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong.
Imran Khan and Qamar Javed Bajwa (FILE PHOTO)
Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa met the Chinese Envoy on Monday. During this, he assured full support and cooperation in the security of Chinese nationals working in Pakistan. It is worth noting that last week a bus was targeted in a blast in Pakistan. In this attack 13 people, including nine Chinese citizens, died. After this, China warned Islamabad about the safety of its citizens in Pakistan.
The Pakistani Army said in a statement that during a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong, Bajwa said, “Threats challenging our resolve, especially China-Pakistan strategic cooperation.” It is necessary to remain strong to thwart the plans of all the opposing forces trying to put in. This was the first meeting between Bajwa and Rong after the bus blasts last week. 13 people, including nine Chinese civilians, were killed in that blast.
Emphasis on continuous connectivity for peace and stability in the region
Qamar Javed Bajwa, condoling the death of Chinese civilians in the bus blast, said that the Pakistan Army attaches great importance to its relationship with our friend China, who lives together in happiness and sorrow. He assured full support, cooperation and protection of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan. The statement said that Bajwa and Nong agreed on the need to continue to establish contact and coordination for peace and stability in the region.
There was a blast in the bus on Wednesday
Significantly, on Wednesday last week, a massive explosion was carried out targeting a bus in the Dasu area of the district of Upper Kohistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Here Chinese engineers and construction workers are helping Pakistan build a dam, which is part of the USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The bus was taking Chinese citizens to the site of the Dasu Dam under construction. The blast killed 13 people, including nine Chinese civilians and two Pakistani soldiers. While 39 people were injured. After the blast, the bus fell into a deep gully.
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