FM, Chinese Ambassador inquire health of injured

RAWALPINDI: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi along with China’s ambassador to Pakistan, Nong Rong, visited Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Rawalpindi to inquire about the well-being of Chinese nationals injured in the Dasu incident, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement on Sunday.
According to ISPR, FM Qureshi noted with satisfaction the medical care being extended to the injured and assured them of all-out support.
Ambassador Nong Rong said that China and Pakistan will continue to cooperate more closely to face any challenges together.
Earlier on arrival, Major General Muhammad Aleem, Commandant CMH apprised visiting dignitaries about medical care being provided to the injured.
It should be recalled that on July 14, a bus carrying workers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Upper Kohistan plunged into a ravine “after a mechanical failure resulting in leakage of gas that caused a blast”, a statement from the Foreign Office said.
According to the statement, Chinese workers and accompanying Pakistani staff “were proceeding to their workplace for an ongoing project”. The accident resulted in the death of 12 people, including nine Chinese nationals.–ISPR