Imran, Fazl, Sherry visit Chinese embassy to condole death of Chinese nationals

Zubair Qureshi

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman on Friday visited the Embassy of China to condole the death of three Chinese teachers in a suicide attack in Karachi earlier Tuesday (April 26).

In separate meetings with Acting Ambassador Pang Chunxue, they termed the death of the Chinese nationals a big loss and a blow to the Pakistan-China Friendship.

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan who is also Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) expressed deep sorrow and grief over the incident, saying he could feel the loss of their families and friends.

The former Prime Minister stated that enemies of the Pakistan-China Friendship had always been against the strong ties that existed between the two countries. However, he asserted they would fail in their designs and the two countries would overcome the present challenge posed by their common enemy and resume the journey of progress and prosperity.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman also visited the Chinese embassy and termed the attack on the Chinese nationals a conspiracy against the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He also condoled with the Acting Ambassador the irreparable loss of their nationals’ deaths and held the government would soon bring the culprits behind the international conspiracy to the dock.

Federal Minister of Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman also visited the Chinese Embassy and expressed her sorrow and grief to Madam Chengxu.

She strongly condemned the attack on the van transporting Chinese officials.

The Pakistan People’s party (PPP) leader Sherry Rehman later while noting down her emotions in the visitors book expressed solidarity with the Chinese people and their government and said she felt the utmost regret about the incident.

At least four people died (three Chinese nationals and one driver) in a blast that occurred near a vehicle in the Commerce Department of Karachi University on Tuesday.

Senator Mushahid Hussain also led a delegation of Senate Defence Committee to the Chinese Embassy to express sorrow, solidarity and support following the terror strike against Chinese teachers in Karachi.

Senator Mushahid said the delegation was visiting the Embassy with a heavy heart as this was the 3rd act of terror against the Chinese in Pakistan in a year.

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