Multan: Heavy contingents of police beat Chinese engineers who were working on the China Pakistan Economic Project (CPEC) at the Multan-Sukkur Motorway in Shujaabad where Chinese engineers have their base camp over the continuation of work. Two Chinese engineers had sustained major injuries and the others had minor injuries in Moza Chaddhar in Shujaabad said an inside source.
It was said that police smashed the fingers of Chinese engineer Leu while another engineer Chwoo had serious injuries on his back. About 20 Chinese workers were working in the area and the government provided them residence at the Multan PC Colony on Sher Shah Road. Chinese workers decided to continue working on Tuesday night at 11:30 on the base camp. Chief Security Office Inspector Yousaf Haroon raised objections on their stay without an NOC and demanded that they leave the site.
CSO Raja Ram forced the Chinese workers to leave the site. SHO Muhammad also Ashraf exchanged hot words and beat the workers while receiving minor injuries himself. The Chinese workers told the police they wanted to stay and finish the work.
The Acting SP Operations Multan, Rizwan Ahmad has said that the matter does not concern him and CPO Azhar Ikram would be investigating the matter. Azhar was contacted for a comment however he wasn’t available. The SHO Ashraf said the incident happened in Basti Malok jurisdiction. A Chinese interpreter also refused to comment on the incident.