Three Chinese professors and their local driver were slain by a highly educated female suicide bomber in Karachi in April. She targeted citizens of Pakistan’s key ally and sought to sour a relationship on which Islamabad’s financial survival mainly relied.
The setback put at risk a significant portion of Beijing’s Belt and Road infrastructure program, a $65 billion system of ports, pipelines, and highways in Pakistan that will link China to the Arabian Sea and support Islamabad’s economic growth and modernization.
The video opens with a masked gunman speaking to China. President of China, you still have time to leave Balochistan, or else you will be removed from Balochistan in a way that you will never forget, he adds in English.
Shortly after, 30-year-old schoolteacher Shari Hayat Baloch is captured on camera strolling through a park with her small children and then turning to face the camera while wearing combat fatigues.
The 30-year-old Baloch separatist warrior expresses gratitude to her fellow fighters for providing her the “chance” to become the movement’s first female suicide bomber while maintaining composure.