No internal, external conspiracy can harm Pak-China ties: Rana Sanaullah
The Chinese envoy congratulated Rana Sanaullah on taking charge as interior minister, said a news release. The two sides discussed steps to ensure the security of Chinese nationals in Pakistan and further improve Pak-China relations. Pakistan and China also agreed to further expand bilateral relations and provide more visa facilities to the Chinese nationals.
Both sides agreed to further improve relations between the Interior Ministry and the Chinese Embassy, and to make the security of Chinese citizens foolproof.
Rana Sanaullah expressed grief over the loss of lives of Chinese nationals in the Karachi University terror incident. He said Pak-China relations were enjoying cordial relations, which were decades old.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif considered China as Pakistan''s best and most reliable friend, he added. The coalition government under the leadership of PM Shehbaz Sharif would take Pak-China relations to a new height, and no internal or external conspiracy would succeed to spoil the same, he said.
The minister assured that the culprits involved in the Karachi University terrorist incident would be awarded exemplary punishment. He said the government was utilising all available resources to ensure the effective safety and security of the Chinese nationals in Pakistan.
A Foreign National Security Desk had been set up at the Interior Ministry in that regard. Rana Sanaullah said foolproof security arrangements had been made for the Chinese nationals working on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.
Coordination between the federation and the provinces was being made more effective to stop recurrence of terror incidents, he added. Ms Pang Chunxue lauded the Pakistani government for taking extraordinary care of the Chinese citizens.
She said they wanted complete investigation into the Karachi terrorist incident and arresting of the real culprits involved in it. She said Pak-China friendship was unprecedented and Chinese assistance in the development of Pakistan would continue.
Pang Chunxue said CPEC was a symbol of Pak-China unprecedented friendship and cordial relations. British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner also called on the interior minister the same day.
Rana Sanaullah said Pakistan values its bilateral relations with the United Kingdom and Islamabad appreciates the role of the British government in promoting health education and human development in Pakistan.
He said there was a lot potential between Pakistan and UK in tourism trade and business opportunities. Pak-UK bilateral relations, emerging geographical political and regional issues were discussed during the meeting.
The British high commissioner congratulated Rana Sanaullah Khan on assuming the office of interior minister. The two sides also agreed to strengthen ties between the Home Office and the British Home Office to promote bilateral relations.
Rana Sanaullah said that Pakistanis diaspora in UK playing an important role in the development of the country. On the occasion the British High Commissioner said that 75 years have passed since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and the United Kingdom and the role of British citizens of Pakistani origin in strengthening bilateral relations is very enviable. He said that a joint strategy was needed to tackle extremism and terrorism.