General Bajwa is told by Beijing to stop attacks on Chinese nationals in Pakistan
General Qamar Javed Bajwa was urged by Beijing on Sunday to stop attacks against Chinese nationals in Pakistan.
At a meeting between the senior officials of China and Pakistan, which discussed the regional and international security situation, China made the demand.
The Balochistan region has recently seen several attacks on Chinese nationals working on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects.
According to reports, Chinese nationals have continually been targeted in Pakistan by the Islamabad Police, leading it to set up a foreign security cell at the Central Police Office (CPO).
CPEC security procedures will be applied to all non-CPEC projects on the pattern of CPEC security, reports indicated.
Security arrangements will also be audited periodically by Special Branch, Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), and Security Division.
‘Apex meeting’ between China and Pakistan.
Pakistan’s Army Chief General Bajwa headed the Pakistani delegation in an “Apex meeting” with the Chinese military in China.
Chinese nationals were also attacked by Baloch groups during the meeting. The Baloch insurgency poses a constant threat to peace and stability in Pakistan due to its geopolitical nature.
Baloch insurgents target CPEC infrastructure projects, such as gas pipelines and electricity towers, because they view China as an imperialist power that, together with the Pakistan government, wishes to plunder Balochistan’s natural resources.
Both sides discussed their perspectives on the international and regional security situation, and expressed satisfaction with defense cooperation between the two countries, Inter-Services Public Relations said in a press release.
During a visit to China from June 9 to 12, a senior-level Pakistani tri-service military delegation held extensive discussions with the senior Chinese military and government officials.
“Apex Meeting was held on 12 June wherein Pakistani side was headed by Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa while the Chinese side was led by General Zhang Youxia Vice Chairman Central Military Commission of China,” according to the statement.
(With inputs from ANI)
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