India could be involved in killing of Chinese national: Pak Min

ANI | Updated: Feb 08, 2018 19:20 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Feb 08 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday accused India of having its role in the killing of a Chinese national, who was shot dead in Karachi on Monday.

Media reports quoted Iqbal as saying, "Representatives of our neighbour country have gone on record to say that India is against the deepening trade partnership between Pakistan and China."

"The recent target killing of a Chinese national in Karachi is another link of this espionage chain. India could be involved in this," he added.

A Chinese national was shot dead near Zamzama Park in Pakistan's Karachi on Monday, local media reported.

In the recent past, a number of Chinese nationals working on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have been targetted in Pakistan.

The Chinese presence in Pakistan has increased in the past few years due to the CPEC and the Pakistani government has deployed 15,000 military personnel to protect projects under the economic corridor. (ANI)