Elements behind KU blast can’t tolerate Pakistan, China’s prosperity: NA speaker

Published May 2, 2022
National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (L) visits the Chinese embassy in Islamabad. — Photo courtesy NA Twitter
National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (L) visits the Chinese embassy in Islamabad. — Photo courtesy NA Twitter

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has said elements involved in the suicide attack at Karachi University (KU) were threatened by the idea of Pakistan and China achieving economic prosperity.

This was pointed out by National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, who visited The Chinese embassy to condole the deaths of Chinese academicians who were killed in the blast.

According to a statement, Mr Ashraf condemned the “cowardly and heinous terrorist attack” in the strongest terms. Both sides should not allow enemies to spoil cordial relations between the two friendly countries, he said, adding that Pakistan and China were close friends and economic partners.

“Pakistan attaches great importance to the safety and security of Chinese nationals, ongoing projects and institutions in Pakistan,” he said.

The Chinese side was assured that the government will make every effort towards punishing those responsible for the attack.

“Our security agencies will not rest until those involved in the incident are punished,” the NA speaker said.

The acting Chinese ambassador, Pang Chunxue, thanked the speaker for his support and sympathy. She also appreciated the role of the government and security agencies for their cooperation and support.

The speaker also appreciated the role of the Chinese embassy led by the ambassador and entire staff for their cooperation with Pakistani authorities during testing times.

Published in Dawn, May 2nd, 2022

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