China Shows Pak Who’s Boss, Sends Investigators To Study Blast

China Shows Pak Who’s Boss, Sends Investigators To Study Blast

China Shows Pak Who's Boss, Sends Investigators To Study Blast

Islamabad beforehand blamed the blast on a mechanical failure that led to a gasoline leak (File)

Beijing, China:

China on Saturday mentioned it has despatched investigators to Pakistan to probe an explosion on a bus that killed 12 folks together with 9 Chinese nationals, calling the blast a “terrorist assault”.

The bus was carrying round 40 Chinese engineers, surveyors and mechanical workers to a hydropower dam building website within the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday.

The different three folks killed within the explosion have been Pakistanis, whereas round 28 have been injured.

Islamabad beforehand blamed the blast on a mechanical failure that led to a gasoline leak, however China has known as it a bombing.

“China and Pakistan will work collectively to seek out out the reality,” Chinese public safety minister Zhao Kezhi mentioned in a press release after a cellphone name along with his Pakistani counterpart.

Beijing has “despatched technical consultants in prison investigation to Pakistan to help within the investigation”, he added.

He known as on Islamabad to strengthen safety for Chinese nationals within the nation.

On Wednesday China urged Pakistan to “severely punish” these liable for the bus explosion and known as on authorities to “earnestly shield” Chinese nationals and tasks.

Islamabad is Beijing’s closest regional ally, however the safety of Chinese staff in Pakistan has lengthy been of concern.

Large numbers of them are primarily based within the nation to oversee and construct building tasks.

Beijing has poured billions of {dollars} into Pakistan lately to spice up the nation’s infrastructure.

In April a suicide blast at a luxurious resort internet hosting the Chinese ambassador in southwest Balochistan killed 4 folks and injured dozens. The ambassador was unharmed.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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