According to  statement  On Saturday, the Chinese foreign ministry   Islamabad to “seriously” investigate the incident  and   protect the safety of Chinese personnel working in Pakistan on various projects.

Remains of the 9 Chinese nationals killed in a bus explosion in Pakistan were returned to China on a chartered flight on Friday, official media said, hours after top Pakistani officials landed here for talks .

In a statement  on Saturday  Xinhua, the Chinese foreign ministry urged Islamabad to “seriously” investigate the incident and  protect the safety of Chinese personnel working in Pakistan on various projects.

 Shah Mahmmod Quershi Foreign minister and ISI chief Faiz Hameed were already in China on Friday to hold talks with Chinese officials.

Qureshi is here to officially participate in the third China-Pakistan .

There was no  confirmation of Hameed’s arrival, though Pakistani media reports said he was also in China for relevant talks.

On the remains of the Chinese nationals being returned to China, the foreign ministry said, “Bodies of  9 Chinese personnel killed in a Pakistan terrorist attack returned to the motherland by  a chartered plane on Friday.”

The statement quoted by Xinhua added, “China will continue to ask and support Pakistan to take any necessary measure to seriously.

9  Chinese and 4 Pakistanis were killed in a shuttle bus blast on July 14 in Kohistan region of Pakistan, Chinese state media reported, adding that the blast was confirmed to be a terror attack on July 16.

 Zhao Lijian said on Friday, “China and Pakistan are still conducting investigation into the terrorist attack. I have nothing to add for the moment.”

“The visit of high-ranking Pakistani officials holds significance after a  incident in Upper Kohistan. 9  Chinese nationals working on the Dasu hydropower project were killed when a bus transporting them to the construction site met with an accident,” Pakistan’s Geo News said in a report on Friday.


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