Chinese envoy expressed satisfaction over Dasu incident’s probe

The Interior minister conveyed his heartfelt condolences on the loss of precious lives

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong has expressed satisfaction over the ongoing probe related to Dasu bus tragedy and appreciated the efforts of the interior ministry in frustrating conspiracies being hatched against Sino-Pak relations.

According to a statement, the Chinese ambassador called on Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed in Rawalpindi. Both the personalities discussed bilateral relations and agreed to complete the ongoing probe of Dasu incident as soon as possible.

Both the dignitaries reiterated that no inimical element could pose any threat to Pakistan-China relations. The Chinese envoy wished greetings to the minister and expressed best regards for the people of Pakistan on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

The Interior minister conveyed his heartfelt condolences on the loss of precious lives of Chinese nationals in Dasu bus incident.

On Sunday, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Rawalpindi to inquire about the health of the Chinese workers who were injured in Dasu bus blast.

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong accompanied the foreign minister during the visit to the hospital, according to a handout issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid announced that the investigation into Dasu bus incident was in final stage. He informed that highest security institutions of the country are investigating the incident.

“A 15-member team of Chinese investigators had arrived yesterday and visited the incident site with security agency officials,” the minister added. 

On July 14, nine Chinese nationals and four locals were killed and 28 others sustained injuries when a coach carrying them to an under-construction tunnel site of the 4,300-megawatt Dasu hydropower project fell into a ravine in the Upper Kohistan area after an explosion.