MIANWALI: A Chinese national was detained in Mianwali after he was found involved in suspicious activities on Tuesday.
According to media reports, intelligence agencies nabbed a Chinese national for his involvement in suspicious activities. The Chinese national, whose name was not disclosed, reached Mianwali by a bus from Rawalpindi.
He was neither registered with any agency nor had he obtained an NOC. His business visa was issued from March 6, 2017 to June 5, 2017 and he had come to Islamabad for business purposes. He hailed from the Chinese Province of Fujian.
In March, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claimed to have arrested two Chinese nationals from Karachi.
According to an official of the FIA who requested anonymity, the FIA officials had received complaints on March 10 from the branch manager of Bank alHabib, Chartered Accountant Avenue Branch, Karachi, that two Chinese nationals had attached and detached the skimming device along with a spy camera panel at the branch and captured the cards’ data that were genuinely used at the ATM.
The officer further said that the FIA team under the supervision of sub-inspector Akbar Khan reached the mentioned address and examined the activities of suspected Chinese nationals on CCTV camera of the bank ATM with the staff of the bank.
In the CCTV monitoring and examination, two suspected Chinese national could be seen approaching the ATM and withdrawing the skimming device, said FIA officials. The raiding party of FIA cybercrime and bank staff rushed to the ATM machine, apprehended the culprits and took them inside the bank premises for interrogation and investigation.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2017.