Rawalpindi: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met Chinese civilians injured in the Dasu terrorist attack at the Joint Military Hospital in Rawalpindi. According to international media reports, he was accompanied by Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong during the visit on Sunday.
The foreign minister asked in detail the condition and treatment of each of the injured Chinese nationals and promised that the best treatment would be provided to help them recover as quickly as possible. He said that Pakistan and China “have faced challenges collectively in the past, and we have undertaken development projects in the past that have mutually benefited China and Pakistan” and added that ‘we are aware of this fact’. That there are elements who do not want to see the development activities in Pakistan… they have done this cowardly act.” He said that Pakistan will do everything possible along with China to trace the culprits and bring them to justice.
On 14 July, the shuttle vehicle of the Dasu Hydroelectric Project, contracted to build a Chinese company, was hit by an explosion as they were on their way to a construction site in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, killing nine Chinese nationals. And three Pakistanis were killed.