Former Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad to express solidarity in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on three Chinese teachers in Karachi, earlier this week.
The blast claimed the lives of four people including a Pakistani driver. Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) had claimed the responsibility for the attack. Female suicide bomber Shari Baloch was identified as the bomber.
Meanwhile, former Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri and former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi accompanied Imran Khan to express solidarity with China. PTI leadership expressed condolence on the loss of lives.
Talking to the media, Imran Khan said that the suicide bombing was an attempt to damage the Pakistan-China friendship. He said we want to condole with the people of China. The attack claimed by BLA has been foreign-sponsored. In Pakistan, the attack has been condemned by everyone.
Nationwide condemnation had poured in from every section of the society. Pakistanis had demanded strong action against the terrorists. The terrorist attacks have increased in the last few months. Pakistan Army is also targeted by terrorists.
Former Pakistani PM @ImranKhanPTI visits China's Embassy in Islamabad to offer condolences after a brutal terrorist attack killed 3 Chinese teachers in #Karachi.@QasimKhanSuri and @SMQureshiPTI are accompanying Imran Khan. pic.twitter.com/p34kkNiIHk
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China condemns attack
China had expressed its strong condemnation of the Karachi terrorist attack and extended deep condolences to the victims and sympathies to the injured and bereaved families.
“The Chinese side expresses strong condemnation and indignation over this major terrorist attack and extends deep condolences to the victims and sympathies to the injured and bereaved families,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.
The spokesperson said that the Chinese Foreign Ministry and diplomatic missions in Pakistan had activated the emergency response mechanism immediately after the incident. Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Wu Jianghao made an urgent phone call to the Pakistani Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque to express extremely grave concern.
“The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan and Consulate-General in Karachi are working with the Pakistani side to deal with the follow-up matters of the casualties,” the spokesperson said.