Karachi varsity blast: Man who gave tech support held

Wednesday 13th July 2022 07:10 EDT

Karachi: Pakistan said it had arrested a militant who provided technical support for a deadly suicide bomb attack on Chinese teachers at Karachi University in April. A suspected female suicide bomber killed three Chinese teachers, drawing strong condemnation from Beijing, in the first major attack this year against nationals of long-time ally China working in Pakistan.

Four people died in total, including the minibus driver and the three Chinese staff from the Confucius Institute, a cultural and educational program that China operates at the university. The attack was the result of the combined efforts of two separatist groups, the Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) and the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), Sindh province information minister Sharjeel Memon ssaid.

The accused man, Dad Bakash, confessed to being commander of a sleeper cell of the BLF, he said. “He confessed to carrying out surveillance of Chinese nationals at Karachi University and important installations on the task given by BLA and met and provided assistance to the female suicide bomber and her husband.”
Recently, Pakistan has been under increasing pressure from China to provide foolproof security to Chinese working in Pakistan. Mineral-rich Balochistan houses a deep water port in Gwadar which Beijing is developing under the China Pakistan Economic-Corridorproject.

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