A Chinese was wounded in a gun attack in southern Pakistani of Karachi on Wednesday in the latest assault targeting Chinese citizens in the country.
‘Two masked unknown people riding on a motorbike have fired at a Toyota car which is carrying two Chinese nationals, who were working at a nearby factory’ – Local Police said.
But one of the Chinese passengers was injured in his arm.
“He is stable as fortunately he was not hit on any vital part of his body,” Javed Akbar Riaz, the police chief of Karachi’s southern district, told AFP.
“China is following this matter closely and the relevant case is still under investigation,” said Zhao Lijian (Chinese foreign ministry spokesman).
“This incident is an isolated case. We are fully confident that the Pakistani side will ensure the safety of Chinese nationals and assets in Pakistan,” Zhao added.
That said, this shooting comes just weeks after nine Chinese nationals were (bombed) killed in Pakistan when their bus carrying a team of engineers, surveyors and mechanical staff to a nearby dam site.
With that, Beijing, with the most concern, of the killing targeting Chinese citizens, in a recent report has started suggesting the crime was carried out by either Uyghur Militants or the Pakistani Taliban.
But neither group take responsibility for the killing.
Sadly, China has been pouring billions of dollars into Pakistan in recent years, with the known objective to boost the nation’s infrastructure.
However, these projects have erupted in resentment, especially among some groups who say locals benefit less with most jobs going to outsides.
In conclusion, a suicide blast happened at a luxury hotel hosting the Chinese ambassador, four people died but the ambassador was not hurt.