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Zhao confirms Waqas’s detention in China over fraud charges

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Lijan Zhao, Deputy Chief of Mission at Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, has shared the full details of Pakistani man Waqas Ali in the captivity of Chinese Police in China. Yesterday, he took notice of the viral video of an old Pakistani woman pleading for help to recover her son Waqas Ali with whom she had lost contact 10 months ago.

Lijan Zhao, ensured to provide full support and to return back with the proper information regarding the woman’s son. He after obtaining full information of the case, took to Twitter and confirmed the arrest of the Pakistani man Waqas Ali by Chinese Police. He informed that Waqas was arrested on the charges of cheating three businessmen and was jailed after prosecution.

“Waqas was arrested in May 2018 in Hangzhou. According to the investigation report, he cheated 3 Pakistan businessmen & was reported to police. He has been prosecuted for fraud in April 2019. Pakistan Consulate in Shanghai is aware of this. His lawful rights have been fully protected,” Lijan Zhao tweeted today.

The woman Rashida, hailing from Taxila, in her video message had said that his son Waqas Ali had been working in China for 14 years. She lost contact with her son 10 months ago. She believed he was in Chinese police custody.

Pakistanis urged Zhao to look into the matter; after which he responded that her son indeed was in custody for fraud.