‘Pakistan providing maximum security to Chinese nationals’

BEIJING: Pakistan Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque reaffirmed Pakistan’s principled stance of providing full proof security to the Chinese nationals working and residing in Pakistan.
In an interview with Global Times published on Monday the Ambassador said Pakistan attach great importance to the safety and security of Chinese nationals, projects, and institutions in Pakistan.
Islamabad making continued efforts to ensure provision of maximum security of Chinese nationals and have carried out an extensive review of the existing security mechanisms to address any deficiency, he said, adding, two Special Security Divisions of the Pakistani Army and law-enforcement agencies in Pakistan are dedicated to preventing any untoward incident targeting Pakistan-China cooperation.
He said the Dasu investigations were continuing. Pakistan had made considerable progress and have shared the details with its Chinese friends. Mr. Haque reminded, as pointed out by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan in a media briefing on August 12, Pakistan had found some leads concerning the attack in Afghanistan and had sought mutual legal assistance from the previous Afghan government. Pakistan will continue its tireless pursuit to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice.
Responding to a question regarding terror threats to Pak-China cooperation under BRI, Haque said cowardly attacks like Dasu only strengthen resolve to carry forward Pakistan-China cooperation with greater vigor.
“We salute sacrifices made by Chinese workers in the course of our shared development and prosperity. The Belt and Road Initiative is the cornerstone of the Community of Shared Future for Mankind and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is its flagship project” he said.
The Ambassador has clarified that the enemies of CPEC and Pakistan-China friendship will never succeed in their evil plots to sabotage project cooperation under CPEC.
About Pakistan-China joint military drills, Moin-ul-Haque said Pakistan and China have robust defense and counter-terrorism cooperation. Both countries continue to work through existing mechanisms to build capacities, share intelligence and coordinate our efforts.
In view of the emerging challenges and threats, the two countries would enhance and strengthen the existing cooperation and coordination.
– The Daily Mail-Global Times News exchange item