外文标题：China asks Pakistan to guarantee safety of its citizens
In a pre-dawn attack, gunmen dressed as paramilitary forces killed nine foreign tourists in an unprecedented attack in Gilgit-Baltistan. At least three Chinese and five Ukrainian climbers were killed in the attack on the base camp.
“The Foreign Ministry on Sunday strongly condemned a violent attack…that resulted in 11 deaths, including those of several Chinese tourists,” Xinhua reported.
The Chinese news report claimed only two Chinese nationals were killed in the incident.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson’s office said the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan was in close contact with Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry and military to further verify information related to the incident.
The embassy further requested Pakistan to make all efforts to take care of the survivors, apprehend the gunmen behind the attack and guarantee the safety of Chinese citizens in Pakistan.
To ensure the safety of foreign nationals all of them should be send back to their countries. This is the most convenient and cheap step our government can take.
Its my request to the Chinese government to either pressure Pakistan to go out for an all-out offensive in North Waziristan or take the action themselves. The problem is that we have many Taliban apologists in the government and the security apparatus which has led to policy paralysis.
If you recall past history, the Chinese PM himself called Mushrraf to take action on the Lal Masjid activists who killed/attacked some Chinese. Remember what happened after that? Mush attacked Lal Masjid and killed hundreds of students there. That attack by Mush was the reason for the scores of reprisal militant attacks ever since. The TTP was born to take revenge for the Lal Masjid attack.
this is the first time ever that china ask for such security from Pakistan otherwise China never say anything on the killings of Chinese Engineers in Baluchistan but now China is not trusting the Government of Pakistan coz of these Nawaz Shareef Brothers,because the Nawaz is more sympathetic towards India and coward in front of USA…
I am close to feeling embarrassed of being Pakistani…….
Gen Pasha Retd
Pakistan cannot even provide security for its own nationals how do you expect us to provide it for others. All we are capabale of is to back down and open talks with the TTP – we are the laughing stock of the world
Why the tourist travel on the most unsafe place on earth !!
Pakistan can’t guarantee security of its own citizens,,,foreigners and non Muslims are out of question.
All weather freind
Chines slowly understanding True Pakistani “hospitality”.
Chinese are too much unhappy with pakistan and relation between them will deteriorate in future…
“Guarantee the safety of Chinese citizens”…hmmm so they don’t care about the life of other people. To the Chinese: life is not a guarantee, especially no life in Pakistan is a guarantee.How can Pakistan guarantee only Chinese life? Does that mean the establishment have control over the jihadists on who they can and can’t kill? So does that make it a rogue establishment? The smart thing would be to not have their respective citizens traveling to a place of turmoil. If they do visit then all bets are off.
Chinese tourists spend around $102 billion every year across the world. If Pakistani governments were not so pro-religious extremists all the time, a significant portion of that revenue could come to Pakistan in terms of Chinese tourists just having to cross the border to come over. Alas everyone is so much more interested in turning Pakistan into an Islamic Emarat as opposed to a prosperous republic.
China is extremely against Muslim extremists. They have some of the worst restrictions placed on ughiuyr Muslims in China. They will tolerate anything but taliban attacks. One of the major points of fraction between China and Pakistan is that Chinese think Pakistani tribal areas are infested with ughiuyr rebels who attack china and are trying to lead a Muslim separatist movement from there. Its not Nawaz.
We cannot guarantee our own citizens safety, how can we guarantee yours?…haha
reason is simple that no one have ability to fight with them every governament is failed or they dont want to take action
Only solution is to beg USA to increase done attacks and wipe out these so called TTP .. They cannot be Muslims. As Islam is the religion of piece. Wipe them out on the face of Pakistan.To survive Pakistan has no choice. Our government is impotent