China Senior Diplomat Urges Pakistan To Investigate Bus Blast

China Senior Diplomat Urges Pakistan To Investigate Bus Blast

Newsdesk |
July 15, 2021

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi urged Pakistan to investigate a blast on a bus that killed 13 people, including nine Chinese workers, but stopped short of calling it an attack, according to a post on Thursday on the foreign ministry's website. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson called the Wednesday blast a bomb attack later that day but Pakistan said a mechanical failure caused a gas leak that led to the explosion.

New Delhi, 15  July 2021

As per news report of NDTV, The blast sent the bus crashing into a ravine in Khyber-Paktunkhwa province in northwest Pakistan where Chinese engineers have for several years been working on hydroelectric projects as part of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative. China is a close ally and major investor in Pakistan and various militants fighting the Pakistani state have in the past attacked Chinese projects. Wang told Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi that if it was indeed a "terrorist attack", Pakistan should immediately arrest the culprits and punish them severely, according to the Chinese ministry's summary of a meeting they had in Dushanbe on Wednesday.

Source -NDTV


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