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China wants own security company to protect assets in Pakistan

Sources say Islamabad resisting pressure from Beijing after terrorist attacks

A security guard is seen after a blast near the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi in April.   © Reuters

ISLAMABAD -- China wants its own security company to guard its citizens and assets in Pakistan, following recent attacks against its interests, Nikkei Asia has learned.

Islamabad has denied the request, sources say, but experts believe Beijing is likely to continue pushing for such an arrangement.

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