Terrorists will never succeed in creating rift between Pakistan and China: NA speaker

Our Correspondent
Wednesday, Apr 03, 2024

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Tuesday visited the Chinese Embassy to convey his deep sorrow and grief over the death of Chinese nationals, who were killed in a heinous terrorist attack in Shangla Besham.

Talking to the Chinese Ambassador Jiang Zaidong Jiang, the NA speaker unequivocally condemned terrorists attack on Chinese nationals.

He also said that all political parties are united and are on one page to condemn terrorists’ attack on Chinese nationals. He added, “Every Pakistani shares the grief and sadness on the death of innocent Chinese owing to this tragic incident.” He expressed these views during his meeting with Chinese Ambassador Jiang Zaidong in Chinese Embassy Islamabad on Tuesday. He termed such attacks on Chinese nationals as attempts to bring fissure in unbreakable ties between Pakistan and China. He added, “Terrorists will never succeed in their nefarious designs to create rift between Pakistan and China. Further, he expressed that Pakistani security agencies along with people and parliament would soon uproot terrorism from soil of Pakistan. While mentioning the significance of bilateral parliamentary cooperation, he said that it had been his honour to organize 1st Speakers’ Conference in 2017 on developing shared declaration on enhancing regional connectivity and counter terrorism. Further, he emphasized on need to revive Parliamentary Friendship Group (PFG) between both countries for sharing parliamentary experiences. He reiterated to develop consensus among all political parties in Parliament for creating unanimous strategy to protect Pak-China interests especially CPEC related projects. Later on, he also inscribed condolence remarks in inscriptions/visitors’ book in Chinese Embassy Pakistan. Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Jiang Zaidong expressed thankfulness to government of Pakistan, its parliament and Law Enforcement Agencies for their support and sharing grief. He also said that such activities would not deter china to support Pakistan. He expressed thankfulness to the NA speaker for one minute silence during proceedings of NA to pay homage to deceased Chinese nationals.