Karachi Attack Can't "Undermine Pak-China Ties": Imran Khan's Office

Two policemen were killed when unidentified gunmen stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi today.

Karachi Attack Can't 'Undermine Pak-China Ties': Imran Khan's Office

Imran Khan met Chinese President Xi Jinping recently in Beijing. (File)


Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered an inquiry into the attack on China's consulate in the coastal city of Karachi in which two policemen were killed.

"The Prime Minister has ordered a complete inquiry into the incident and has desired that elements behind this incident must be unearthed," Khan's office said in a statement, adding that the attack was part of a conspiracy aimed at undermining economic and strategic cooperation between the two nations.

"Such incidents will never be able to undermine Pak-China relationship," the statement added.

Neighbouring China is Pakistan's closest ally, ploughing billions of dollars in loans and infrastructure investments into the South Asian nation as part of Beijing's vast Belt and Road initiative.

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