No extremist force can damage Pak-China relations: Sheikh Rashid

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RAJA FURQAN AHMED,

ISLAMABAD,  (Parliament Times)    : Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Saturday briefed China’s Minister for Public Security Zhao Kezhi on the progress made in the investigation into the Dasu Hydropower bus bomb blast. In a telephonic discussion lasting more than half an hour on Saturday, Sheikh Rasheed expressed deep sorrow with the Chinese minister over the incident in which several people had lost their lives. Both the ministers agreed on completing the investigation into the accident as early as possible. Both of them expressed the optimism that no power on earth could turn relations between the two countries sour. Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said both China and Pakistan were iron brothers and time-tested friends. Prime Minister Imran Khan’s instructions, and that soon the investigation would be complete as full cooperation was being extended to the team of Chinese experts investigating the accident. Rashid also assured the Chinese minister that foolproof security would be provided to the Chinese working in Pakistan.Zhao Kezhi told the interior minister that he was talking to him about the bus accident on the directives of Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the people of China were grieved over the loss of precious lives from both the countries in the accident.