PM says Chinese Consulate, Orakzai attacks part of campaign to create unrest

Consulate attack intended to scare Chinese investors, undermine CPEC: PM


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday condemned the attacks on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi and in the Orakzai tribal area. The prime minister said both these attacks were part of a campaign to create unrest in the country. 

“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 tweeted. 

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.”

Prime Minister Imran Khan said the attack on the consulate in Karachi was intended to scare Chinese investors and undermine China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

“The failed attack against the Chinese Consulate in Karachi was clearly a reaction to the unprecedented trade agreements that resulted from our trip to China,” the prime minister tweeted, adding that terrorists would not succeed.

The prime minister in an earlier statement ordered an immediate inquiry of the attack, stressing that elements and motives behind it should be uncovered.

Security forces 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.