ETIM RAW network threat: Chinese nationals security enhanced in Pakistan

ETIM RAW network threat: Chinese nationals security enhanced in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The security of China's ambassador to Pakistan was increased following revelations that his life was under threat by a terrorist organisation.

The Chinese mission in Islamabad has requested Pakistani authorities to arrest a suspected terrorist, belonging to the East Turkmenistan Islamic Movement (ETIM).

In a letter written to the join secretary Ministry of Interior by the focal person on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the mission asked for assistance for the arrest of the suspect.

"Your esteemed agency is kindly requested to enhance the security of Chinese company and Chinese people, meanwhile please arrest this terrorist and hand over to us as soon as possible," said the letter written on October 19.  

Abdul Wali, the suspected member of ETIM, has reportedly entered Pakistan to assassinate the Chinese ambassador. 

ETIM links with the RAW are no hidden and earlier Kyrgyzstan government had also busted RAW sponsored ETIM terrorist network sponsoring terrorism in Xinjiang.

Further Afghanistan and Pakistan had also busted ETIM RAW network operating from the border areas into the Xinjiang province.

A search operation to arrest the suspect is also being conducted. Security has also been increased for other Chinese nationals present in Pakistan. 

ETIM - which is classed by both the United Nations and the United States as a terrorist group - is known as a militant separatist organisation that seeks an independent state in Xinjiang.