Two Chinese nationals, a man and a woman, were kidnapped by armed men. The kidnappers pretended to be policemen. The event took place inf the Jinnah Town area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, on the last Wednesday afternoon.
Passer-bys Muhammad Zahir who got injured told that he was walking on the road when he saw three men forcing a Chinese woman in a white car and she was refusing and crying, he stopped to observe the situation but they had forced the woman in the car by then and were pushing the man.
He rushed to them and asked what they were doing. One of them said they are from the crime branch of the police and they were taking them for investigation and he told them that they should not misbehave with people, then the driver came out and shot him in his foot.
Quetta police chief Razzaq Cheema said another Chinese woman narrowly escape the kidnappers outside a language centre in Jinnah town, near the international airport on the city’s outskirts.
“Armed men took the couple into custody at gunpoint when they were coming out from the centre,” Cheema said.
The numbers of Pakistanis studying Mandarin has skyrocketed since 2014, when President Xi Jinping signed off on the vast plans to fund power and road infrastructure.
No group has claimed the responsibility of kidnapping foreign nationals so far.