Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi said on Thursday that the role of Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies behind the Dasu incident is obvious.
At a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday, he said that Afghan soil was used in the Dasu incident and added that smuggled vehicles were used in the incident. He said that the Afghan National Security Service (NDS) and India’s Research and Analysis Department (RAW) were involved in the attack.
The Foreign Minister stated that China has expressed concern about the Dasu incident and has shared information about the incident with the Chinese team.
Qureshi said that Pakistani investigators had identified the vehicles used in the Dasu incident and added that 36 CCTV cameras had been inspected during the investigation.
FM stated that the first target of the attackers was Diamer Bhasha Dam, and added that after failing to target Diamer Bhasha Dam, the attackers targeted Dasu. He went on to say that the Afghan saboteurs targeted Pakistan, adding that the saboteurs wanted to divert attention from the situation in Afghanistan.
The Foreign Minister further stated that the enemy cannot digest the growing Sino-Pakistani friendship; therefore, they want to create rifts in bilateral relations.
Qureshi said that Brazil and China have decided to continue and further expand the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs stated that the Pakistani government involved China at every stage of the investigation, and China expressed its complete satisfaction with the investigations conducted by Pakistani institutions. “We assisted the Chinese team to visit and inspect the incident site and shared all the information we have with them,” he said.
Qureshi said that the enemy will not succeed in destroying the all-weather friendship between Pakistan and China. He said that after the incident, the two countries agreed to further strengthen bilateral cooperation. He said that we have decided that all China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects will continue and be completed within the stipulated time.
DIG’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Javed Iqbal delivered a speech at the meeting, saying that the vehicle used in the explosion was smuggled to Pakistan through the Chaman border, and in 2020 Was taken to Swat in November 2015.
DIG CTD stated that 14 people were involved in the Dasu bus attack. An Afghan named Tariq was associated with the banned Pakistani Taliban (TTP) and brought the suicide bomber to the scene of the explosion.