China expressed its reluctance to isolate Pakistan in the name of terrorism
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed Pakistan a “mothership of terrorism”, China said it was against linking any country or religion with terror.

In a sharp reaction to a question about Mr. Modi’s remark against Pakistan at the BRICS summit in Goa attended among others by President Xi Jinping, Ms. Hua, foreign secretary of China, said the international community should recognise the “great sacrifices” made by Pakistan in combating terrorism.

“We oppose linking terrorism with any specific ethnicity or religion. This is our long-standing position.”