NEW DELHI: Islamabad’s allegation that India is supporting terrorist activities in Pakistan evoked a muted response from China with the foreign ministry saying Beijing opposes all forms of terrorism. China also called on the international community and “regional countries in particular” to carry out counter-terrorism cooperation and safeguard collective security.
However, China said CPEC, as a major pioneering project of the BRI, was important not only to the common development of China and Pakistan, but also to regional connectivity and common prosperity. CPEC passes through Gilgit-Baltistan which, as the Indian government says, is illegally occupied by Pakistan.
Asked about Pakistan’s allegation of heavy firing by India along the Line of Control (LoC) resulting in four deaths, spokesperson Zhao Lijian urged Pakistan and India to exercise restraint, resolve differences through dialogues and work together to safeguard regional peace and stability.