China investigating if slain pair was preaching in Pakistan

Postado Junho 26, 2017

On May 24, the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan confirmed the kidnapping of the two Chinese nationals in Quetta, the capital city of Baluchistan province in Pakistan, and immediately launched the emergency response mechanism, urging the Pakistani side to require disclosure of the fact and rescue the abductees.

China will investigate claims that two of its citizens were engaged in illegal preaching before they were killed by Islamic extremists in Pakistan, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

China's official media today accused South Korean Christian groups of converting young Chinese and sending them for proselytising in Muslim countries, a day after Pakistan said the two Chinese nationals killed by ISIS were involved in "preaching" in the country.

The ministry said the two had entered Pakistan on business visas. "Out of the 16 power stations to be constructed by China, two are running", the economist said.Zaidi felt that China, which has replaced USA as the world's economic baiter, might try to ask Pakistan to end border strife since its passage to cen.

Since Tuesday, China's State media has sought to shift the focus of the case away from the question of the safety of its nationals in Pakistan towards allegations that the two Chinese were "preachers".

In a statement, the ministry accused the pair of pretending to learn Urdu from a Korean business owner in Quetta, when they were actually engaging in preaching.

Pakistan is beefing up security around Chinese nationals coming into the country to take part in the "Belt and Road" infrastructure projects.

Nisar expressed his displeasure at the laxity often shown in granting visas by Pakistani missions overseas.

Nisar said that all Pakistani missions are bound to undertake proper scrutiny of visa applications and must get all necessary details before exercising their power to issue visas to foreign nationals.

Amaq, a news agency affiliated with ISIS, said Thursday that Islamic State fighters had killed two Chinese teachers who were being held in the Mastung, Balochistan.

"The minister observed that it is highly unfortunate that a misuse of the terms of [the] business visa contributed to the unfortunate incident of abduction and subsequent murder of two innocent Chinese", the ministry said.

Khan also noted an occasional "laxity" of Pakistani missions in granting visas and added that there needs to be a database of Chinese nationals and to regulate the process of granting visa extensions, according to the statement.

On the other hand, Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti revealed that the militant group has no existence in Balochistan whatsoever. However, the government has largely downplayed the presence of the dreaded terror outfit.