BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday called on all relevant parties in Pakistan to resolve disputes in a peaceful way as the country's political crisis grows.
"China has paid high attention to the current situation in Pakistan," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang in a press release.
"As a good neighbor, China sincerely hopes that all parties concerned in Pakistan will proceed from the fundamental interests of the country and the people and to resolve the crisis in a peaceful way so as to jointly safeguard the stability of the country," said Qin.
Pakistan's army on Wednesday called for dialogue to resolve the current situation after the protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif entered into the highly secured "Red Zone" which houses diplomatic missions and other important buildings including the Prime Minister's House.
Major political parties have called for patience and dialogue to resolve the political deadlock, however, all efforts at dialogue have failed so far.