Balochistan govt orders thorough investigation into Gwadar suicide attack on Chinese convoy

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Aug 22, 2021

GWADAR, August 22: The Balochistan provincial government on Saturday afternoon ordered a thorough investigation into Friday’s attack on a Chinese convoy which wounded a Chinese engineer and killed two Pakistani children.

Chief Secretary Balochistan Mather Niaz Rana directed the concerned authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the Gwadar suicide attack and submit a report as soon as possible.

After reviewing the security situation of the attack in Gwadar and inspecting the site, he said an integrated security plan should be formulated to ensure safety of lives and public properties.

“No one would be allowed to take the law into their hands,” he remarked.

The Chief Secretary said security of Chinese engineers working on different projects in the province, including Gwadar, would be further improved.

On Saturday, the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan asked the Chinese nationals in Pakistan to avoid unnecessary outings after the fresh suicide attack in Gwadar.

“The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan reminds the Chinese citizens in Pakistan to be vigilant, strengthen safety precautions, reduce unnecessary outings, and take effective security protection,” said a statement issued here by the embassy early Saturday morning.

It said: “Recently, the security situation in Pakistan has been severe. There have been several terrorist attacks in succession, resulting in the casualties of several Chinese citizens.”

The embassy reminded us that on August 20 (Friday) at the Gwadar East Bay Expressway project in Balochistan, Pakistan, a motorcade carrying Chinese personnel was attacked by a suicide bomber.

“One Chinese person was injured, two local children were killed and several others were injured. After the incident, the Pakistani side sent the wounded to the hospital in Gwadar for treatment for the first time,” it said.

The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan “strongly condemns this act of terrorism, extends its sincere sympathies to the injured of both countries, and expresses its deep condolences to the families of the victims in Pakistan,” said the statement.

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