ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police on Saturday held a seminar for Chinese students studying at Islamabad universities in order to brief them about the security situation and threats to Chinese nationals in the capital. The briefing came against the backdrop of back-to-back incidents of armed robberies at the residences of Chinese nationals in the capital in recent months.
Police says at least six such incidents have been reported in recent months, and in one of them a Chinese woman was also killed. Police have also busted a gang allegedly involved in robberies at
the houses of Chinese nationals and the murder of a Chinese woman.
The seminar was held at the International Islamic University (IIU) in which students from IIU and the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) participated.
On behalf of the police, SDPO Industrial Area and SHO Sabzi Mandi briefed the participants about the guidelines to be followed while staying in Islamabad whether at campus or outside in private accommodation. They were also sensitised about steps to be taken for personal safety and what Islamabad Police were doing to keep them safe.
Representatives of Chinese Embassy also addressed the students and asked them to cooperate with police.
There are around 2,000 Chinese nationals living in Islamabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 18th, 2018.