Pakistan has deported five Chinese engineers and workers engaged in the construction of a 126-km portion of the Gojra-Khanewal Motorway for their involvement in a clash with security personnel in Punjab province of the country.
The Chinese nationals in question allegedly had placed heavy machines on roads linking Kabirwala to Khanewalon April 4 to protest against “unnecessary restriction on their movement”. They had clashed with the personnel of a special protection unit of the police set up for the security of Chinese working in the country. A video of their altercation had also gone viral online.
The government had formed a three-member committee to probe the matter. It held the Chinese men responsible for the clash and security violation. Declaring them persona non grata, it said, “the Chinese workers should have realised the sensitivity of the situation and should not have taken the law into their own hands.”