China hails Pakistan’s show of solidarity after Karachi terror incident


Pakistani top leadership’s show of solidarity with China over killing of Chinese citizens in Karachi once again demonstrated that all weather strategic cooperative partnership between China and Pakistan is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people and any attempt to undermine mutual trust and cooperation is doomed to fail, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Zhao Lijian said on Thursday.

Addressing a regular briefing held in Beijing, he said that after attack of the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi, President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Speaker of the National Assembly, Raja Pevaiz Ashraf, Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Tehreek Insaf, Leader Imran Khan and other lawmakers of the Senate of Pakistan and National Assembly visited the Chinese embassy to pay their condolences. Different social sectors in Pakistan also expressed their condemnation and condolences.

“This once again shows that the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between China and Pakistan is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people and that the attempt of terrorist forces to undermine China-Pakistan mutual trust and cooperation is doomed to fail,” he said in response to a question raised by APP.

The spokesperson said that China would work with Pakistan to get to the bottom of the truth, bring the perpetrators to justice, and give a satisfactory explanation and answer to the two peoples.

He said that China paid great attention to Pakistan’s commitment to strengthening the security of Chinese personnel, projects and institutions. “We are ready to work with Pakistan to ensure the smooth operation of our cooperation in a safe manner and prevent such incidents from happening again,” he added.