China Supports Pakistan’s Investigation into Bisham Attack

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hina Supports Pakistan's Investigation into Bisham Attack (file foto)

Beijing – China has officially backed Pakistan’s investigation into the March 26 suicide attack on Chinese engineers in Bisham, emphasizing that combating terrorism is a shared global interest, according to the Xinhua news agency.

This endorsement from China comes after Pakistan attributed the attack to the leadership of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), based in Afghanistan, and to hostile foreign intelligence agencies. Pakistan has urged Afghanistan to take action against terrorists operating from its territory, though the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson did not specifically mention Afghanistan in her comments.

“China attaches great importance to the significant progress made by the Pakistani side in investigating the terrorist attack,” said Mao Ning, spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry, during a press conference on Monday. “China supports Pakistan in continuing to uncover the full details of the incident and in bringing all perpetrators to justice.”

Mao highlighted the ongoing cooperation between China and Pakistan to enhance security measures and ensure the safety of Chinese nationals, projects, and institutions within Pakistan. She described terrorism as a “common enemy of humanity and a threat to regional development and stability,” and called for increased international efforts to eliminate it.

“China urges countries in the region to bolster counter-terrorism cooperation, eradicate all terrorist organizations, eliminate their breeding grounds, and safeguard the common security and development interests of all nations,” she stated.

On Sunday, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi demanded that the Afghan interim government arrest three alleged terrorists—Bakhtiar Shah, Qari Abdullah, and Khan Lala—along with TTP chief Noor Wali Mehsud, Malakand Commander Azmatullah, and the entire leadership of the outlawed group for their roles in the attack.

“We seek good relations with Afghanistan, but it is crucial that they arrest these terrorists, prosecute them, or hand them over to us,” Naqvi said.

China’s support underscores the bilateral commitment to counter-terrorism and highlights the broader regional effort required to ensure security and stability. Monitoring Desk