Won’t tolerate any design to harm CPEC project, warns PM Shehbaz

Orders strict security measures for Chinese nationals

By: News Desk
Published: 11:51 AM, 17 May, 2022
Won’t tolerate any design to harm CPEC project, warns PM Shehbaz
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has categorically stated that the government will not tolerate any attempt designed to harm the CPEC project, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

PM Shehbaz was presiding over a meeting summoned to deliberate on the issue of provision of security to the Chinese nationals in Pakistan, on Tuesday. 

Officials of interior ministry, chief secretaries and top officials of CPEC project attended the meeting. 

The premier was briefed about the security being provided to the Chinese nationals. 

Shehbaz ordered to take immediate steps for the safety of the Chinese. He reaffirmed that government would not tolerate any attempt to damage the CPEC project

He also ordered the authorities to take measures to improve law and order situation in the country. 

Prime Minister Shehbaz on Monday made a telephonic contact with the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang and assured him that the government would take all necessary steps to protect the Chinese citizens.

PM Shehbaz and Premier Li Keqiang viewed the Pak-China partnership as vital for peace and stability amidst evolving regional and global situations.

Shehbaz offered his condolences to the government and people of China and expressed sympathies with the families of victims of the heinous terrorist attack that took place at the Karachi University on 26 April 2022, in which three Chinese scholars lost their lives.

He strongly condemned the terrorist attack and reaffirmed Pakistan’s firm resolve to hold a thorough investigation, apprehend the perpetrators of this criminal act and bring them to justice in accordance with our laws.

Shehbaz reiterated that Pakistan attached the highest importance to the safety, security and protection of all Chinese nationals working in Pakistan on economic projects and institutions.

PM Shehbaz assured Premier Li that his government was determined to take all necessary measures for the enhanced security and safety of Chinese citizens in Pakistan.