China backs Pakistan's counter-terrorism plan

China on Friday backed Pakistan's counter-terrorism plan including measures to expedite trials against terror suspects in special military courts.

Beijing: China on Friday backed Pakistan's counter-terrorism plan including measures to expedite trials against terror suspects in special military courts.

"China is against terrorism in any form. China firmly supports Pakistan in the implementation of its anti-terrorism strategy in accordance with its own national situation and welcomes its national anti-terror plan," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

"China will continue to provide assistance to Pakistan in its efforts to counter terrorism and safeguard its national security," state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Hua as saying.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had recently convened a meeting of main political parties to deliberate over steps to curb terrorism.

The measures, included the establishment of special courts to expedite the trials of terror suspects in special courts.

These come in the wake of December 16 attack by Taliban militants on a school in Peshawar in which 150 people, including 134 school children were killed.  

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