Baloch militants no longer a threat to CPEC: Chinese envoy

Karachi: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing has said that militant groups operating in Balochistan are no longer a threat to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

According to the media reports, Jing said that the members of banned outfits were “not true Pakistanis”.

“If they [Baloch militants] are true Pakistanis, they should work in the interest of Pakistan”, Jing said.

He also expressed satisfaction over the security provided to the Chinese nationals working on different CPEC projects in Pakistan.

Earlier in January, a Chinese woman was shot dead in Pakistan by three robbers who stormed a residence in Islamabad.

In December 2017, the Embassy of China in Islamabad had warned Chinese citizens and organisations in Pakistan to be on alert for possible terror attacks on them.

According to an estimate, there are nearly 400,000 Chinese people living in Pakistan, with a large number of professionals involved in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). (ANI)