China lauds Pakistan’s efforts fighting terrorism

BEIJING, March 06 (INP): China on Tuesday reiterated its support to Pakistan on issue of counter-terrorism, stating they will oppose the use of finance as a political measure to put pressure on Pakistan.

“We urge the international community to objectively and justly treat the Pakistani anti-terrorist efforts, instead of simply blaming it,” said spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang at a weekly news briefing.

Pakistani government and people had made tremendous efforts and made great sacrifices for the international anti-terrorism cause. Geng Shuang stated this while responding to a question that some countries accused Pakistan of flaws in fighting terrorism financing in recent past.

He said “In recent years, in particular, Pakistan has actively taken a series of measures to strengthen financial supervision and crackdown on terrorist financing and made important
progress,”

He said that all parties should objectively and justly treat the Pakistani anti-terrorist efforts, instead of simply blaming them.
“We also oppose the use of finance as a political measure to put pressure on the Pakistani side,“ he added.

The spokesperson said that as an all-weather strategic partner, China and Pakistan would continue to step up coordination and cooperation on the anti-terrorism issue.

He said “Their political mutual trust will be unbreakable and neither will any attempt to leave the Sino-Pakistani relations.”.

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