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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Takes Firm Action to Ensure Security for Chinese Nationals

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken decisive steps to ensure the safety and security of Chinese nationals in Pakistan following a recent terrorist attack that claimed the lives of six individuals, including five Chinese nationals and a Pakistani driver.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Takes Firm Action to Ensure Security for Chinese Nationals

The tragic incident occurred when an explosive-laden vehicle targeted a bus carrying Chinese nationals on the Karakoram Highway in the Bisham area on March 26. In response to this heinous act, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired a meeting in Islamabad where he ordered the implementation of foolproof security measures for Chinese nationals across the country.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Shehbaz directed the authorities to develop a comprehensive action plan for the regular audit of security standard operating procedures. He also announced his oversight of monthly meetings dedicated to ensuring the security of Chinese nationals in Pakistan.

Attended by the federal interior minister, heads of security institutes, and relevant authorities, the meeting provided a platform to assess the security situation in the country comprehensively. Prime Minister Shehbaz reiterated Pakistan’s unwavering commitment to combat terrorism and pledged to continue the fight until its complete eradication.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif instructed the Interior Ministry to enhance cooperation with provincial anti-terrorism departments to strengthen security measures nationwide. In a related development, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Department has issued directives to enhance security for the Dasu Hydropower Project, where the terrorist incident occurred.

In a letter addressed to the inspector general of police, Upper Kohistan deputy commissioner, project director, and other relevant authorities, the KP Home Department emphasized the importance of upgrading security measures to facilitate the safe resumption of work on the dam project.

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s swift and resolute actions underscore the government’s commitment to safeguarding the lives of all foreign nationals working or residing in Pakistan and to maintaining peace and stability in the region.

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