PM Imran orders inquiry of attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi

PM Imran says attack on the Chinese Consulate is a conspiracy against relations


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi, terming it as a conspiracy against relations between the two countries. 

In a statement, the prime minister ordered an immediate inquiry of the attack.

Security forces on Friday successfully foiled the attack on the consulate located in Karachi’s Clifton Block-4 area. Two policemen were martyred and a security guard injured as three terrorists tried to enter the Chinese Consulate.

The terrorists were killed before they were able to enter the consulate.

Prime Minister Khan said the elements and motives behind this attack should be uncovered.

The premier stressed that the nation was proud of the prompt action of the Rangers and police. He paid tribute to the policemen who were martyred foiling the attack.

The prime minister termed the attack a conspiracy against Pak-China economic and strategic relations. He added that such attacks would not derail relations between the two countries. 

In a tweet, the prime minister condemned the terrorist attack on the Chinese Consulate and in the Orakzai tribal area.

“My prayers go to the victims and their families. Salute the brave security/police personnel who gave their lives and denied success to terrorists in the mission against the Chinese Consulate.”

The prime minister added that he was “absolutely clear that both these attacks are part of a planned campaign to create unrest in the country by those who do not want Pakistan to prosper.”

He added, “Let there be no doubt in anyone’s mind that we will crush the terrorists, whatever it takes.” 

According to the prime minister, “the failed attack on the Chinses Consulate was clearly a reaction to unprecedented trade agreements that resulted from our China trip.”

He stressed that the attack was intended to scare Chinese investors and undermine CPEC. “These terrorists will not succeed.”