By Abid Saddique Choudhury
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has emphatically stated that nobody will be allowed to harm the iron clad friendship between Pakistan and China.
Addressing a memorial service held for victims of Karachi University terrorist attack in Islamabad on Saturday, he said the enemies of Pakistan-China all weather strategic partnership will not be forgiven.
Expressing his anguish and shock over the Karachi incident in which three Chinese teachers were killed, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said we will not rest till the perpetrators of this heinous act are given exemplary punished.
He said this was an attack on Pakistan-China friendship and will not be tolerated.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said these Chinese teachers were pursuing the noble mission to educate our students in Chinese language and building bridges between our two peoples. He said the sacrifices of both Chinese and Pakistanis in nurturing our bonds of brotherhood will not go in vain. He said we will continue to cherish and honor the sacrifices that have enabled us to forge a community of shared future in new era.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari reaffirmed Pakistan’s determination to ensure safety and security of the Chinese friends.
The Foreign Minister said the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China is time tested and timeless. He said we will face every challenge together and emerge even stronger. He said our Iron brotherhood will continue to grow.
In his remarks, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood said Pakistan and China relationship has grown from strength to strength despite changes on the global and regional landscape. He said Pakistan and China always stood by each other and overcame challenges with solidarity and mutual support. He said we will defeat terrorism whilst working together in the same spirit of mutual trust and close collaboration.
Chinese Charge D’Affaires Pang Chunxue, in her remarks, stated the Chinese killed in Karachi University attack were the cultural ambassadors between Pakistan and China, and their remarkable achievements will be written in the history of this friendship.
She said we will work with Pakistan to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident to bring the perpetrators to justice.
She said China and Pakistan all weather friendship is deeply rooted in the hearts of our two peoples. She said iron clad friendship between Pakistan and China is unbreakable.
Pang Chunxue said her country will continue to support socio economic development of Pakistan. She said any attempt to undermine the two countries mutual trust and cooperation and the construction of CPEC is doomed to fail.