Chinese FM said justice served after Pakistan sentences Dasu terror attackers to death, vowing to invest more to protect overseas Chinese
Published: Nov 15, 2022 10:20 PM
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs


It is justice served and a tribute to the Chinese victims killed in the attack, said Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, vowing to invest more resources to protect overseas Chinese when asked comments on a Pakistani court's death sentence of certain terrorists who organized the Dasu attack that killed 9 Chinese nationals on July 14, 2021.

According to Daily Pakistan, a special Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistani on Friday sentenced two terrorists involved in deliberate bombing attack that killed at least 13 people, including nine Chinese nationals at the Dasu hydropower project. The court released four other accused who were not found guilty.

"I have notices relevant news report," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning on Tuesday during a press conference. "China spoke highly of Pakistan's full efforts in investigating the Dasu terror attack and severely punishing the murderers."

China will continue to firmly support Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts to guarantee the safety of Chinese people, institutions and projects in Pakistan, Mao emphasized. 

On the morning of July 14, 2021, nine Chinese nationals and three Pakistanis were killed in a shuttle bus explosion in north Pakistan on their way to the China-invested Dasu hydropower project. In August, Pakistan released its preliminary investigation results, saying that that a branch of the Pakistani Taliban was responsible for the Dasu terror attack.

Less than a year after the Dasu attack, a terrorist attack against a shuttle bus used by the Confucius Institute in Karachi, the country's largest city, took the life of three Chinese teachers and their local driver, and injured one Chinese teacher on April 26.

Mao said the Chinese government attaches great importance to the security and protection of overseas Chinese citizens, institutions and projects. 

"We will further invest more resources in strengthening security risk warning, improving emergency response capabilities, and working with relevant countries to protect overseas Chinese citizens," Mao added.