Female Chinese national shot dead in Islamabad

Female Chinese national shot dead in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: With the arrival of the tens of thousands of Chinese nationals in Pakistan either for the purpose of CPEC or otherwise for tourism and business purposes the security of Chinese nationals is gradually becoming a hard task to be mantained.

Chinese nationals have been living and roaming freely in Pakistan due improved security however isolated incidences have been reported across Pakistan over their free activities and the security related issues.

In a latest report A Chinese woman has died from gunshot wounds after being shot in a robbery in the federal capital.

The Chinese embassy has confirmed the death on its website.

The woman was shot when three gunmen stormed a residence rented by a group of Chinese nationals on Dec 29 in Islamabad. She was later transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment.

According to local media, the gang opened fire at the 35-year-old woman and fled after looting Rs550,000 (nearly US$5,000) from the house.

No arrest has been made so far but the Chinese embassy has urged the Pakistani side to arrest the perpetrators as soon as possible and protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens.

In June 2017, two Chinese nationals teaching Chinese in Pakistan were killed in southwestern Pakistan’s Balochistan province after being abducted in May.