KARACHI: Chairman of National Business Group Pakistan and President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum Mian Zahid Hussain has said that unstable situation in Afghanistan is hurting trade and there are fears that terrorists will try to benefit from it, adding security institutions should remain on high alert.
In a statement, he said that the terrorists were trying to hurt our relations with the friendly countries and erode the confidence of business community which had started improving. He said enemy nations and terrorists are after the Pak-China friendship.
Attacks on the Chinese nationals are increasing while the law enforcing agencies remain clueless which calls for enhanced security measures, he said.
Mian Zahid Hussain said that the Chinese should not feel unsafe in Pakistan as it will damage the CPEC and other important projects.
He said that some countries that have lost the war in Afghanistan are trying to win it on the Pakistani soil by stoking terrorism through banned outfits.
He noted that China has started protesting on the killing of its citizens which should be taken seriously as this close ally is also the biggest foreign investor in Pakistan.
The reservations of Beijing must be addressed using all-out resources which will also foil the unholy designs of the hostile states, he demanded.
Mian Zahid Hussain said that thirteen people lost their lives in the Dasu attack, followed by a suicide attack in Gwadar and a Chinese engineer was shot at in Karachi while the accused fled easily, which is unacceptable.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2021