ISLAMABAD: A roadside bomb exploded near the seafront in Karachi on Tuesday likely targeting a van full of Chinese port workers, police said, a day before Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in the capital, Islamabad. No one was hurt.
"Apparently, the Chinese who are working at the harbour were the target of the explosion," senior police officer Nasir Aftab told Reuters.
Li arrives in Islamabad on Wednesday on the second leg of his first official trip since taking office in March after a visit to India.
Pakistan and China consider each other "all-weather friends". Their close ties have been underpinned by wariness of India and a desire to hedge against US influence across the region.
In 2004, two Chinese engineers working in Pakistan were kidnapped by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. One was later rescued but the other killed.
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@v: Thank you V - thats what I was about to write as well. We unfortunately as a nation have learnt to critcise everything under the sun. Sad :(
"Only enemies of Pakistan would do that who are also perturbed by the support China provides to Pakistan, and that act disturbs their evil plans against Pakistan. "
Wrong. Isn't it the duty of every Muslim to fight against those who kill and oppress Muslims anywhere? There are many groups in Pakistan who want to wage Jihad against China in support of the Uighur Muslims, whose lands China occupies; China has killed thousands of Uighur Muslims, who have been fighting for their freedom.
"Tribune for good sake please proofread your articles or grammer and punctuation before posting. ‘Li arrives in Islamabad on wednesday’ ??"
Actually, it is grammatically correct to use a present tense verb to indicate a future event when that event is already agreed upon and know to be occur with certainty.
@Green Tiger: Stop using their inventions.
The Chinese on their part should stop oppression of Muslims in China & also stop blasphemous activities in Pakistan.
@abc: disconnect is USA/UK/KSA/UAE are our friends so terrorism,explosion,TTP is a friendly package not to be surprised.
No No not taliban. It is all CIA, RAW , Mosad etc.
@Sissyboy: There is nothing wrong in that sentence.
see the site above in photo one can well image how own do it for others
@aman: these are planted cases organized by our so called "friends" they are snakes up in our sleeves.we have weak fiber.
For sure we know who is behind this all,they are none else our super imposed friends wants us to remain far from our all neighbors but far how long, this there glaring stupidity from them slaves,might is not right any more.
@ abc - Very true. Is work of enemy agents and some Pakistani traitors playing into their hands.
Welcoming Chinese premier in Pakistani style....
Pakistan and china are "all weather freind " but pakistan must keep a keen eye on those who wanted to deteriate the relationship between these two time tested friend.
"Though most Indians consider China as their major adversary, still not a single Chinese has been targeted in India. On the contrary many Chinese have been killed in friendly Pakistan."
Is it too difficult to figure out who could possibly be behind the attacks on Chinese. Only enemies of Pakistan would do that who are also perturbed by the support China provides to Pakistan, and that act disturbs their evil plans against Pakistan. Now make a list of the enemies of Pakistan, and the top two are are the culprits for sure.
what about blasphemy against Chinese engineers last week? pak workers attacked chinese engineers and destroyed their apartment, office.
"No enemity with them" said the very young future CM of KP from ANP..I mean..PP..QWP..oops I meant PTI sorry about the confusion.
When will people wake up and see the design? The MAIN rigging took place BEFORE the election (or selection)
@abc: No disconnnect at all. It is clear to see that agencies supporting Pakistan's enemies are alive and active in the bustle of Karachi. Who stands to gain the most from damaging Pakistan's relationships with its friends? That explains who is behind this attack because most Pakistanis consider China a trusted friend and ally.
Welcome to Pakistan!
I bet Li will give our leaders a nice lecture on the necessity of reigning in the terrorists. The Chinese aren't too happy about our "non-state actors" stirring things up in their Xinjiang province.
Tribune for good sake please proofread your articles or grammer and punctuation before posting. 'Li arrives in Islamabad on wednesday' ??
This is the difference between India and Pakistan. Though most Indians consider China as their major adversary, still not a single Chinese has been targeted in India. On the contrary many Chinese have been killed in friendly Pakistan. Isn't some disconnect somewhere ?
But we should still talk to Taliban...great.
Why isn't the place being hosed down?? Pull up the SSP for not doing his job.
Who is to be blamed. Doesn't take rocket scientist does it?