Chinese Christian Couple Abducted and Killed in Pakistan
Philadelphia: June 13, 2017. (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC have questioned Pakistan establishment to clarify that weather Chinese Christian couple was killed by army operation in Mastung and if secret agencies have information’s that kidnapped Chinese couple was in hideout of Islamic extremists then why efforts were not made to rescue them instead of bombing?
Dr. Nazir Bhatti strongly condemned statement made by Ch. Nisar Ali that couple was killed as they were preaching Christianity violating visa regulations as they were issued business visa from Pakistan Embassy in Beijing.
“Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, Interior Minister of Pakistan, who is famous to claim high achievements have always negative attitudes about Christians of Pakistan and never takes note of hundreds of abductions of Christian women and their enforced conversion to Islam” said Nazir Bhatti
PCC Chief said that Ch. Nisar is responsible for safety and security of visitors from any country to Pakistan instead of accepting responsibility of murder of Christian Chinese couple his plea of preaching seems very surprising.
According to reports, Chinese pastors have confirmed that two young Chinese workers were killed when Pakistan’s military sent in security forces last week to conduct operations in Mastung, where there Chinese were being held.
The two Chinese nationals have been identified as Li Xinheng (left) and Lu Ling Lina by the Pakistani Police, who provided the pictures to the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA).
During the operation, the Pakistani military killed 12 terrorists that had links to ISIS, but the Chinese hostages had already been killed. ISIS had been hiding in caves where they held the two Chinese teachers.
Earlier this year, ISIS made a threat to carry attacks on China. It seems that they are carrying out those threats.
The Chinese had built relationships with the locals and were loved by everyone. One local Pakistani had been hospitalized when he attempted to keep the Chinese workers from being abducted.
The two Chinese were working in an area that is heavily influenced by the Taliban known as Quetta. They were studying Urdu and teaching Chinese at a local private school that they were running.
They were driving their car during a lunch break at the school when they were stopped by men on the road dressed as police officers. When the Chinese stopped at the check point, three men with guns pulled them out of the car and dragged them into another vehicle. The car that they were placed into did not have license plates.
A third Chinese female was with them, but she was able to escape and run back to the school and call for help. A local tried to help the Chinese, but was shot.
Muhammad Zahir told AFP : “I was walking on the road when I saw three men forcing a Chinese woman in a white car and she was refusing and crying, I stopped to observe the situation but they had forced the woman in the car by then and were pushing the man.
“So I rushed to them and asked what they were doing. One of them said we are from the crime branch of the police and we are taking them for investigation and I told them that they should not misbehave with people, then the driver came out and shot me in my foot,” the 35-year-old said.
Chinese interest in north Pakistan has spiked in recent years after the announcement of the Chinese Back to Jerusalem mission going along the ancient Silk Road to preach the Gospel. Their efforts are being aided by a $57 billion USD program initiated by the Chinese government known as the “One Belt-One Road” initiative.
There are currently more than 30,000 Chinese living and working in Pakistan and as many as 100 BTJ missionaries.