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Dasu blast: Terrorism cannot be ruled out, says Fawad Chaudhry

Initial investigation has revealed traces of explosives and the government cannot rule out terrorism in the Dasu bus blast, said Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Thursday.

A day earlier, 12 people were killed in Dasu when a bus was struck by a blast. Initially, the government said it was an accident and that a mechanical fault had triggered a gas leak inside the bus, causing it to plunge into a ravine.

Nine Chinese workers were killed and three Pakistani citizens.

Read more: Bus carrying Chinese workers plunges into ravine, killing 12

“Initial investigations into Dasu incident have now confirmed traces of explosives,Terrorism cannot be ruled out,PM is personally supervising all developments,in this regard Govt is in close coordination with Chinese embassy we are committed to fight menace of terrorism together,” tweeted the minister.

Followng the Dasu blast incident, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement, saying that it is in close contact with the Chinese Embassy for all coordination and facilitation.

“The Government of Pakistan has extended its condolences to the Chinese workers’ families and Pakistani workers who have lost their lives in this incident,” the MoFA had said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shared their views on the Pakistan-China friendship and called Chinese people brothers of Pakistan and also assured safety for the Chinese nationals who are working for the development of Pakistan.


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