Pakistan Foreign Office responds to the killing of Chinese National in Karachi

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Pakistan Foreign Office responds to the killing of Chinese National in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Foreign Office has responded to the killing of Chinese National in Karachi in an apparent attack of target killing.

Foreign Office on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of a Chinese citizen in Karachi and vowed to bring the culprits under the fold of law.

Chen Zhu, 45, was shot dead in a suspected targeted attack in Karachi’s Defence locality by an unknown assailant on Monday. The Chinese national was in his car when at least 10 shots were fired at him. He suffered bullet wounds to his head, according to police.

"We are deeply saddened at the death of Chinese national Mr. Chen Zhu in Karachi on 5 Feb & condemn his killing in strongest possible terms," FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted.

"Pakistan will take all possible measures to apprehend the culprits and carry out thorough investigation against perpetrators of the crime," he added.

Chen Zhu was the Managing Director of Cosco Saeed Karachi Shipping Pvt Ltd.

China condemned the apparent targeted-killing following the incident.

“We strongly condemn the extremist and violent action against Chinese citizens and will continue to closely monitor the progress of the case and provide active assistance to the families of the victims in dealing with the aftermath," said spokesperson Geng Shuang of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.