Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Thursday that India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) were involved in the Dasu bus incident which left nine Chinese and three Pakistanis dead.

The foreign minister said at a press conference in Islamabad that the government had arrived at the conclusion after taking into account several aspects that came to light during the probe.

The authorities reviewed 36 CCTV cameras along the 1,400 kilometre route that the bus had gone through.

“We found a thumb, finger, and body parts on site […] which were later analysed,” he said.

The authorities also recovered mobile phones from the bus which had security personnel and Chinese nationals onboard. 

He appreciated the investigators of Pakistan and China who successfully solved the case as “our initial conclusion was that it was a blind case and could not be solved easily.”

He said more than 1,000 workers of the Dasu Hydel Project were scrutinised and interviewed.

Qureshi said the Dasu attack was planned on Afghan soil.

He said that the first target of the attackers was the site of Diamer Bhasha Dam. When they failed in their nefarious designs, they carried out attack in Dasu, the foreign minister added.

He said India and Afghanistan could not bear flourishing Pak-China friendship. After the Dasu incident, a new commitment of China and Pakistan was seen, he continued.

Pakistan and China have decided to fight this menace together. China also believes that Pakistan has conducted a transparent investigation, Qureshi maintained.

Qureshi said that the vehicle used in the incident has been identified. According to investigators, the vehicle was smuggled into Pakistan.

He said all CPEC projects will not only continue but will be completed in time.


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