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China calls back teachers from Pakistan following KU attack

Due to the nature of the attack, security concerns were raised for Chinese nationals living in Pakistan. 11 Chinese teachers left under high security for the Jinnah International Terminal to catch a flight home.

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In a major upset, China has called back its teachers teaching in Pakistan following the brutal Karachi University attack. According to various media reports, China called back the teachers at the different Confucius Institutes in the country.

In late April, the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) targetted Chinese nationals teaching at Karachi University’s Confucious Institute. The suicide blast left 3 Chinese nationals, among 4 dead.

China has expressed its strong condemnation of the Karachi terrorist attack. It extended deep condolences to the victims and sympathies to the injured and bereaved families. Moreover, the Chinese Foreign Ministry and diplomatic missions in Pakistan had activated the emergency response mechanism immediately after the incident.

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Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Wu Jianghao made an urgent phone call to the Pakistani Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque to express extremely grave concern.

Additionally, he demanded that the Pakistani side should immediately make a thorough investigation of the incident, apprehend and punish the perpetrators to the full extent of the law, and take all possible measures to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens in Pakistan and prevent such incidents from happening again.

Due to the nature of the attack, security concerns were raised for Chinese nationals living in Pakistan. However, after the terror attack, many Chinese nationals have begun leaving Pakistan altogether.

Online classes?

Sunday, 11 Chinese nationals Chinese teachers living at a cordoned off area of the NED University left under high security for the Jinnah International Terminal to catch a flight home.

To clarify, Director Dr. Nasir Uddin said that the teachers at the different Confucius Institutes in the country, not just the University of Karachi, have been called back by China.

Moreover, the institute was considering holding online classes and exams, adding that currently, at least 500 students are studying at the institute. However, the teachers will not return to Pakistan.

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