Pakistan Police break fingers of Chinese engineers for working hard
MULTAN: China is investing over 46 Billion Dollar in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project (CPEC) and sending its own engineers and workers to manage the projects as Pakistan is not known for professional work culture. That, however, did not stop the Pakistani Police from brutally beating Chinese engineers working on CPEC Multan-Sukkar Motorway because the latter stayed late to finish the work assigned.
Interestingly, the police was deployed at the Chinese camp for their own security from the Jehadi militants infesting the region.
Police insiders disclosed that two Chinese engineers sustained major injuries while the rest received minor injuries in Moza Chaddhar in Shujaabad. The said police smashed the fingers of Chinese engineer Leu while Chwoo received serious injuries on his back. Multan police had demanded bribe from chinese workers but were rebuffed. CPO Azhar Ikram was investigating the matter.
Chinese engineers continued work Tuesday night at 11:30pm and decided to stay at the base camp that night. Chief Security Office Inspector Yousaf Haroon, appointed for their security, raised objection to their stay without an NOC and demanded that they leave the site. The Chinese told the police that they had to stay to finish the work.
Acting Multan SP Operations Rizwan Ahmed said at a press conference on Wednesday that the matter did not concern him.China plans to bring its own security teams to safeguard its workers employed in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had earlier said that the government of Pakistan attached high importance to the security of Chinese workers who are engaged in construction of China Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and will provide police protection to them.