Despite international concerns, Pakistan, China working on fatal virus

9 November, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

Despite international concerns Pakistan China working on fatal virus National

While corona virus and its new variants continue to wreak havoc on the world, Pakistan and China continue to conduct bioweapons research in a secret facility near Rawalpindi.

The infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology, in collaboration with the Pakistan Army-run Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), has established a cutting-edge scientific infrastructure in Pakistan to study deadly pathogens. According to Geo-Politik, the facility’s location is still a closely guarded secret.

According to various global media reports, China is developing Covid-like pathogens in Pakistan that have the potential to cause far greater virus contamination than Covid.

In 2020, Pakistan denied the reports for the first time, adding to the mystery. According to Geo-Politik, the Foreign Office of Pakistan stated that “there is nothing secret about the Bio-Safety Level-3 (BSL-3) Laboratory of Pakistan referred to in the report.”

“In its submission of Confidence Building Measures, Pakistan has shared information about the facility with States Parties to the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention (BTWC).”

It went on to say that the facility was intended for diagnostic and protective system improvement through R&D on emerging health threats, surveillance, and disease outbreak investigation.

The laboratory in question is a “Biosafety Level 4” facility (BSL-4) that tests and develops the most dangerous and infectious agents.

The DSTO is headquartered in Rawalpindi’s Chaklala cantonment and is led by a two-star general, according to Geo-Politik.

According to experts, BSL-4 laboratories are used to study infectious agents and toxins that can cause life-threatening diseases for which there is no vaccine or therapy.

Those watching the developments in the intelligence and scientific communities warn that by using Pakistan, China had outsourced a highly contagious network of laboratories where antigens a hundred times more infectious than the current Covid could be created or ‘dropped in,’ according to Geo-Politik.

According to bioweapons experts, the joint collaboration between Pakistan’s army-managed lab and a series of PLA-managed laboratories and institutions was not for scientific experiments but to weaponize pathogens.

Collaboration for Emerging Infectious Diseases and Studies on Biological Control of Vector Transmitting Diseases is the name of the covert project.