Interior Ministry issues directives for making steps for security of Chinese workers

 Interior Ministry issues directives for making steps  for security of Chinese workers

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed

ISLAMABAD, 17 July: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said on Saturday the perpetrators of the Dasu bus explosion that killed 13 people, including nine Chinese workers, would be brought to book at any cost.

Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad, he said a high-level investigation into the incident was underway, adding a 15-member Chinese team had also arrived in Pakistan to investigate the Dasu tragedy.

The interior minister said that Prime Minister(PM) Imran Khan had instructed Foreign Minister(FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi to travel to China tomorrow (Sunday) to ally Beijing’s concerns. In addition, he added his ministry had issued directives for making steps for security of Chinese nationals more effective.

He assured the Chinese government that those responsible would be brought to book.

Earlier today, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed held a telephonic conversation with Chinese workers security minister and discussed with him progress thus far made in an investigation into the Dasu bus explosion.

During a telephone call lasting more than half an hour, both ministers agreed on completing the investigation at the earliest. They reiterated that no hostile power could damage ties between Pakistan and China that are “time-tested friends and iron brothers”.

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Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Friday reached Dasu to review construction work at the dam site.Speaking to the foreign engineers and the workers engaged with the project, PM Imran Khan said Dasu Dam will yield fruits for Pakistan and termed it as one of the biggest projects.

The premier said the project will generate cheaper electricity to cater to the country’s power needs. “Cheaper electricity will provide relief to the people and will help in reducing the inflation as costly energy always bring inflation.” He extended good wishes to the staff working on the project.

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