The Karachi incident was the latest targeted attack against Chinese citizens in Pakistan.

The Karachi incident was the latest targeted attack against Chinese citizens in Pakistan.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday vowed not to allow anyone to harm the rock-solid friendship between Pakistan and China and vowed to thoroughly investigate and bring to justice the perpetrators of the attack on the University of Karachi which killed four people, including three Chinese nationals.

Three Chinese language teachers were killed when an explosion triggered by a burqa-clad suicide bomber from the banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) destroyed a Confucius Institute van at the prestigious University of Karachi on April 26. A Pakistani van driver was also killed.

The Karachi incident was the latest targeted attack against Chinese citizens in Pakistan.

Addressing a solemn memorial service held at the Foreign Ministry to honor the life and services of the victims of the terror attack, Bilawal said the whole nation mourns with the Chinese families and people at this terrible loss.

Bilawal reiterated his strong condemnation of the Karachi terror attack and “reaffirmed the government’s commitment to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice”, the foreign ministry said in a statement. a statement.

He expressed his determination not to allow anyone to harm the rock-solid friendship between Pakistan and China and stressed that the Pakistan-China “iron brotherhood” will continue to grow.

Speaking on the occasion, Chargé d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, Pang Chunxue, thanked the Pakistani government for organizing the memorial service.

She appreciated the expression of solidarity and support from the entire nation of Pakistan against this cowardly attack.

She vowed that the blood of the Chinese people to nurture this timeless friendship will not be in vain and that any attack targeting the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China is doomed to failure.

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Sohail Mahmood pointed out in his remarks that the tragic death of innocent teachers had caused deep shock and anguish to all Pakistanis, but it had not deterred our determination to defeat the scourge. of terrorism.

He stressed that Pakistan and China have always supported each other and said he believed the two countries could overcome any challenge by working together in their long-standing spirit of mutual support and close cooperation.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Zardari laid wreaths in remembrance of the ultimate sacrifice of the Chinese victims and recorded his remarks in the condolence book.

Besides the Foreign Minister, the Chinese CdA, senior Chinese officials and Chinese nationals from all walks of life in Pakistan attended the ceremony.