Baradar, who was reported to have been one of Taliban founder Mullah Omar`s most trusted commanders, was captured in 2010 by security forces in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi and released in 2018 and was relocated to Qatar.
The convoy of the state-run Oil and Gas Development Authority was reportedly travelling from Gwadar to Karachi when it was attacked on the way.
The flight, confirmed as PK8303, was due to land in Karachi at 14:45 local time (09:45 GMT). The Airbus A320 plane was operated by state-run Pakistan International Airlines.
The bilateral alliance is „higher than (the) mountains and deeper than (the) sea,“ Lijian Zhao, deputy chief of mission at the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, said on Twitter days after the terror attack. „The friendship has never been empty talks, but deeply imprinted in hearts of Chinese and Pakistani people,“ Zhao said, noting how Chinese civilians made donations to the families of Pakistani security officers who died on Friday.
Uzbekistan Ambassador Furqat Sidikov has stated that his country desires a trilateral trade commission comprising Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan in an effort to steer trade, logistics and investment. “Uzbekistan has extended its rail line up to Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan and is willing to further extend it up to the Torkham border in a bid to bolster trade ties with Pakistan,”
Russia will supply a civilian radar station to Pakistan to protect facilities of the nuclear power plant in Karachi, the press office of RTI hi-tech company said on Thursday.
„A memorandum of cooperation in the field of organizing the delivery of the civilian radar Surok was signed at the Army-2018 international military and technical forum between RTI Group and the Pakistani company TechWin Enterprise. The radar is set to control and protect the Karachi NPP’s facilities, and also some other installations of Pakistan’s critically important infrastructure,“ the press office said.