China’s new envoy to Pakistan ‘might be attacked’, Beijing warns Islamabad

China’s new envoy to Pakistan ‘might be attacked’, Beijing warns Islamabad

Islamabad (Staff Report): China has reportedly asked Pakistan to step up the security of its newly-appointed ambassador in Islamabad as a member of the terrorist network East Turkestan Islamic Movement has "sneaked into Pakistan" and poses a threat to Sun Weidong.


In a letter that was leaked to the media on Saturday, the Chinese Embassy has alleged that a member of the terrorist network East Turkestan Islamic Movement has “sneaked into Pakistan” and poses a threat to Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing.

The Interior Ministry and the Chinese Embassy have declined to comment on the letter, neither refuting nor verifying its authenticity.

The letter carries the letterhead of the Chinese Embassy and the signature of police officer, Peng Yunfei, the focal person for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

China has appointed Mr. Jing, who has served as Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan, as its new envoy to Pakistan. Yao replaced Sun Weidong, who served as China’s Ambassador to Pakistan for three years and recently returned to his country.