FO spokesperson says 15-member Chinese team visits Dasu incident site, appreciates Pakistan’s efforts to investigate it

ISLAMABAD: A 15-member Chinese delegation has visited Dasu in connection with the investigation of the tragic incident where it was briefed by the Pakistani side. The delegation also examined the site along with the Pakistani counterparts, media reported on Sunday.

In a statement on Sunday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, responding to media queries regarding the Chinese delegation’s visit to Pakistan to provide assistance in investigating the Dasu incident, said the Chinese team expressed appreciation over the efforts made by the Pakistan side.

He said the delegation visited Dasu and was briefed at the incident site by the Pakistani investigators. The delegation also examined the site along with the Pakistani counterparts.

The delegation comprises of the representatives from the Chinese Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Commerce, criminal investigation and technical experts.

Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that on Saturday, the delegation held a meeting with all relevant stakeholders in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Pakistani side was led in the meeting by the Interior Secretary and the Chinese side by the Ambassador of China.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged deepest condolences on the loss of precious lives and the Chinese side was briefed regarding the progress in the ongoing investigation indicating possibility of sabotage and about the care being provided to the injured.

After the meeting, the Chinese delegation visited injured Chinese nationals at CMH Rawalpindi.

Meanwhile Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri says that the Chinese company has restored the employment contract of Pakistani personnel working on Dasu Hydropower Project.

In a statement, he said China Gezhouba Group Corporation through its latest notification has declared its earlier notice, about contract termination of employment of Pakistani personnel working on Dasu Hydropower Project, null and void.

The Spokesperson said that both Pakistan and China remain committed to timely completion of Dasu Hydropower and other projects being undertaken with Chinese cooperation.

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