Chinese workers assault police in Khanewal
KHANEWAL: Chinese engineers working on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Khanewal thrashed policemen after the cops reportedly stopped them from leaving the camp without security.
The Chinese nationals, working on M4 Motorway from Bahawalpur to Faisalabad, entered into argument with the local police over security, later triggering both sides to trade blows at each other.
Video of the incident is now going viral on the social media. The incident took place in Kabirwala tehsil of Khanewal. According to reports, the Chinese citizens tried to leave their camp without security. But the police officials tried to stop them reminding it’s not recommended to leave without security. This infuriated the Chinese officials and argument ensued.
The Chinese engineers lashed out at the security officers and the project engineer, identified as Danny, reportedly threw a chair at the squad incharge. To further escalate the situation, another Chinese citizen climbed on top of a police mobile. In a further provocation, the Chinese citizens cut off electricity supply to the police camp.
The local police tried to take the situation under control by locking the Chinese citizens in their camps.
It just didn’t end here; the Chinese workers stopped work on the project Wednesday morning and abandoned heavy machinery and vehicles on various roads in the area. They also resorted to violence and attacked police in their camp.
They also wrote a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, claiming that police officials refrained them from performing their duties and attacked them.