China calls for thorough investigation into Peshawar murder

Published: February 29, 2012

A Chinese National along with a Pakistani man were shot dead by assailants in Tuesday.

ISLAMABAD: After a Chinese national was killed in Peshawar on Tuesday, the Chinese Embassy has called on Pakistan to immediately conduct a thorough investigation, and bring the murderer to book.

In a statement released by the Chinese Embassy on Wednesday, it condemned the murder of its citizen.

Calling on authorities in Pakistan to resolve the killing, it read “conduct a thorough and immediate investigation, bring the murderer to justice and properly deal with its aftermath.”

The Embassy, as per the statement, has dispatched consular officers to Peshawar to assist the local police in its investigations.

It further implored on Pakistan to ensure security of Chinese nationals residing in the country.

Unknown assailants shot dead a Chinese woman and her Pakistani companion in the Kohati area of Peshawar on Tuesday afternoon.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Falcon
    Feb 29, 2012 - 9:48PM

    Well at the least they care more about their people than we care about ours. Secondly, it is also important for them to feel secure since they are already making or in the process of making investments in Pakistan. Thirdly, the timing of this incident does raise questions though.

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  • Cynical
    Mar 1, 2012 - 12:31AM

    It may as well be the work of CIA,MOSAD or RAW to create bad blood between two friendly countries.This case should be handled with utmost care.
    May be we can offer blood money to the victim’s family.But I don’t know if it is within their customs.

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  • Amjad
    Mar 1, 2012 - 5:19AM

    I agree that anti state criminals working for foreign agencies are trying to create tensions in Pakistan by killing foreigners. The nation needs to provide better care for guests.

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  • afzal
    Mar 1, 2012 - 5:49AM

    @Cynical:
    Yes, you are a very cynical human being who looks at others but not himself when it comes to finding fault. Neither the CIA, Mosad or RAW are behind this terrible crime which has been perpetrated by sicko extremists with a medieval mindset. Pakistan is, unfortunately, full of such people. Women, regardless of their nationality, are treated like garbage. The Chinese, who know what a hopelessly lawless and uncivilized place Pakistan has become, are “all-weather friends” only because they are playing a strategic game. They simply despise Pakistanis and, particularly, Cynics like you.

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  • Akhtar
    Mar 1, 2012 - 6:03AM

    What about this murder?
    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/29/world/asia/china-riots/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
    Will china investigate & do justice? Pakistan MUST demand answers from Chinese.

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  • IndianDude
    Mar 1, 2012 - 6:34AM

    “….Chinese Embassy has called on Pakistan to immediately conduct a thorough investigation, and bring the murderer to book..”

    Yes master! will do as you wish anything else i can do for you? One chinese life is more important than hundred of acts of terrorism and murders in pakistan.

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  • Akhtar
    Mar 1, 2012 - 8:57AM

    We should tell china that we had already complied enough, remember Lal Masjid? 100′s of innocent young women & children were massacred for keeping china happy even though the Chinese women do immoral activities in the name of massage parlours. On top of it, 1000′s of innocent uighurs Muslims are being massacred in china & they have the guts to warn us.

    China needs Pakistan as much as we need them. We buy their junk war planes which even their air force won’t buy.they need us as a counter balance to India. They need afghan resources.

    We should warn them now

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