Pakistan to help China on counter-terrorism
ISLAMABAD: A seven-member Chinese delegation led by Lt General Sui Shengwu, deputy commissar of the Chinese Peoples’ Armed Police, held a meeting at the Ministry of Interior on Friday, under the chairmanship of the secretary of the interior, Tasneem Noorani, and discussed counter-terrorism measures employed by Pakistan.
The main purpose of the delegation’s visit was to pay homage to the 59 soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the construction of the Karakoram Highway (KKH), said Gen Shengwu. “Pakistan and China have supported and assisted each other on many occasions in the past. It is a matter of pride for us that our police sent men and officers for the construction of KKH, 59 of who were martyred here. That is their contribution to the exemplary friendship between the two countries,” Gen Shengwu said.
He also briefed the meeting about the structure of the armed police in China, and presented the secretary with a CD-based video on the organisation and the working of the Chinese police force, an important component of the armed forces of China.
Other members of the delegation were Maj General Wang Hongyun, Commissar of the Logistics Department of the Armed Police, Maj General Zhang Jinxiu, president of the police corps in Yunna Province, Maj General Lt Zhengcai, the chief of the political department, the traffic control centre of the armed police, Senior Colonel Zhang Hongzhi and chief of the Armed Police 181 Division. Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan HE Zhang Chunxiang was also present.
Bosnian foreign secretary calls on Kasuri: The Foreign Secretary of Bosnia Herzegovina, Fuad Sabeta, called on Foreign Minister Khurshid M Kasuri on Friday, and lauded Pakistan for supporting Bosnia while it was fighting a war for independence in the 1990s.
Mr Sabeta thanked Pakistan for its support for the people and the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He appreciated the existing relations between Pakistan and Bosnia, and stressed that the amity be reflected in bilateral economic relations.
During talks with Foreign Secretary Riaz H Khokhar, the Bosnian foreign secretary discussed matters pertaining to bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
Issues like Afghanistan, terrorism, and the current regional situation, particularly Indo-Pak relations, were also discussed in detail. Both sides agreed that there existed great potential for enhancing economic interaction between the two countries, especially in textile and mining.