Chinese nationals car came under target killing in Karachi
A car of Chinese link people came under fire when unknown assailants sprayed it with bullets injuring a Chinese link man in Gulbai area of Karachi link. The Chinese link ministry has confirmed the incident saying China is fully confident that the Pakistani side will ensure the safety of Chinese link nationals and assets in Pakistan.
DIG South Javed Akbar Riaz said that a car in which Chinese link were travelling came under fire near Gulbai area of Karachi link on Wednesday. He stated that three people including a driver and two Chinese link who were sitting on the back seats were travelling in the car.
The DIG further said that the Chinese link going to a factory in Site Area from their residence in Defence, Khiyabad Badr area in a car.
Police recorded the statement of the driver of the car. He said that at some place near Maripur Road, some assailants opened fire on the car. He stated that it was difficult to say where exactly the incident of firing happened due to the traffic rush.
He said that the bullets came from the right side of the car but he did not hear any sound of the firing. One Chinese link hit by bullets but the other remained unscathed. The driver stated that he came to know about the firing when one of the Chinese link got injured by bullets.
The DIG said that the injured received three bullets, two bullets hit his arms and one bullet passed by hitting his face. He reckoned that the assailants might have used a gun with silencer. He informed that the condition of the injured foreigner was out of danger.
He said the police had started investigation considering all aspects.
The Chinese link foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian also confirmed the incident.
"China is following this matter closely and the relevant case is still under investigation," said Zhao.
"This incident is an isolated case. We are fully confident that the Pakistani side will ensure the safety of Chinese link and assets in Pakistan," he added.