On May 16, talks were held between Chinese Prime Minister Li Qing and his newly appointed Pakistani counterpart Shahbaz Sharif. In this conversation, China had demanded to increase the security of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan.
citizens of Chinese origin in Pakistan (China) attacks have been intensified. Baloch separatists are doing everything possible to stop the work of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). They feel that China is helping Pakistan’s security forces in looting their resources.Pakistan) is cooperating. Mansoor Khan Mehsud, executive director of the FATA Research Center (FRC), an independent think tank based in Islamabad, said that the Baloch separatists (Baloch Separatists) considers the Chinese as their enemy.
Separatists believe that China is colluding with Pakistan security forces to ‘plunder Balochistan resources’ and to stop this activity, Baloch separatists are constantly targeting the Chinese. Mehsud said, ‘This is the reason why he has warned Chinese companies many times to leave Balochistan.’ Mehsud further said that now they are using women to carry out suicide attacks with the aim of attracting the attention of the media.
China demands a ban on terrorist activities
The Baloch rebels want to tell the outside world how desperate they are to ‘liberate’ their motherland through their activities. According to the Asia Times, given the current situation, the Chinese leadership is demanding an immediate ban on terrorist activities in areas where their companies are involved in strategic projects under the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Pakistani officials are more concerned about the second phase of CPEC, which revolves around industrial sectors and the private sector running businesses. The second phase involves more participation of Chinese companies, which means that more Chinese citizens will be in the country. Because of this, the risk of his life has also increased. The first talks were held between Chinese Prime Minister Li Qing and his newly appointed Pakistani counterpart Shahbaz Sharif on 16 May. In this conversation, emphasis was laid on increasing the security of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan and speedy completion of the $ 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
Monitoring of security of Chinese citizens
At the same time, on May 18, Pakistan’s Home Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan had said that Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif himself is monitoring the issues related to the security of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan. Significantly, China has put pressure on Pakistan to expedite the investigation of the suicide attack in Karachi University. Three Chinese civilians were killed in the attack. There was a suicide attack in Karachi on 26 April, the responsibility of which was claimed by the separatist Baloch Liberation Army.
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