Islambad Telegraph Report
Islamabad: Special Investigation Unit of China has arrived Islamabad to help Pakistan probe the incident which led to martyrdom of Chinese engineers in Pakistan earlier this week.
Chinese investigators will be traveling to examine place of incident on Saturday ( Today).
Thirteen people including 9 engineers had lost lives following mysterios blast that hit a mini bus carrying 41 people , both local and foreigners on board, this week.
In an unprecedented move, no group has taken responsibility of attack despite passage of several day. However, sources told this correspondent that Tehreek Taliban’s Pakistan and Balochistan Liberation Army may have their hands behind covered attack.
” preliminary investigation have revealed it was a bomb attack. Inventions have found traces of explosive material on the place of incident,” a senior police official from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police department told this Correspondent.
Pakistani officials privy to the development confirmed to this Correspondent that the team met with senior Pakistani government officials after their arrival in the federal capital. They added that the Chinese investigators would visit the accident site on Saturday (today) and receive a briefing from the Pakistani security officials.
The incident occurred this week on Wednesday, in which a bust ferrying staff members to the place of work fell into a ditch, killing 13 people including nine Chinese and two Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel.
Pankistani officials had assured China of proper investigation into the bus tragedy.
Earlier in the week, a spokesperson of Pakistan’s Ministry Ministry had said said that the incident happened due to a mechanical fault in a bus that caused leakage of gas and then blast. However, a day later on Thursday federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Thursday that some traces of explosives were found in the initial investigations.
It is worth noting that Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to Prime Minister of China Mr. Li Keqiang, and assured him that the government of Pakistani would spare no effort to fully investigate the incident.
Imran Khan told Premier Li that the security of Chinese nationals, workers, projects, and institutions in Pakistan was the “highest priority of the government”. he also expressed condolences over the loss of precious lives of Chinese nationals caused by the tragic incident.
“People of Pakistan shared grief and pain of the bereaved families. Government of Pakistan was providing the best possible medical care to the injured Chinese nationals,” Imran Khan said.
Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated that Pakistan and China had an iron-clad friendship which had withstood the vicissitudes of time. “No hostile forces would be allowed to damage brotherly relations between Pakistan and China,” he added.
It is important to mention here that work on the site of Dam continues with zeal and zest as covert attack on workers, local and foreigners both, couldn’t deter the determination of workers.
Pakistani authorities, however, beefed up security for Chinese nationals working on projects across Pakistan.