Pakistan Govt to Pay $2.58 Million to Families of 5 Chinese Men Killed in Suicide Attack

Pakistan government has decided to pay USD 2.58 million to the families of five Chinese citizens, who died in a suicide bombing in March in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The vehicle of the Chinese nationals was targeted by a suicide bomber.

The five Chinese and their Pakistani driver were killed in this suicide attack in which an explosive-laden car was used. The Chinese nationals were on their way to the construction site of Dasu Hydroelectric power station in the Kohistan district of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of Pakistan’s Cabinet on Thursday agreed to pay USD 2.58 million to the families of Chinese workers slain in the attack, reported Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper.

As per the report, the compensation for five Chinese workers of was approved at the rate of USD 5,16,000 per head, as a goodwill gesture.

This announcement of compensation comes ahead of the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to Beijing in June.

Thousands of Chinese personnel are working in Pakistan on several projects under the so-called ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’, which runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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