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Chinese teachers at NED leave Pakistan after Karachi University suicide attack

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 17 May 2022, 12:47 pm Print

Chinese teachers at NED leave Pakistan after Karachi University suicide attack Karachi University Attack

Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari joined a condolence reference for the three Chinese Nationals killed in Karachi University suicide attack. File image from Twitter/Pakistan Peoples Party.

Karachi, Pakistan: All the Chinese teachers at the NED University have left Pakistan following the terror attack in Karachi University last month.

On Sunday afternoon, 11 Chinese teachers of the NED University suddenly returned home.

Dr Sarosh Lodi, the NED University vice chancellor, told Jang that all of a sudden at 2 pm, the varsity administration was informed that the Chinese teachers had ordered a van and they were returning home, reports The News International.

He lamented that it was a great loss as two-and-a-half-thousand students of the varsity were learning Chinese language.

He said that keeping in view the requirements of the present age, the varsity had made two levels of Chinese language compulsory day.

"We are going to have a hard time now and we will have to move to online classes," he said.

Dr Nasiruddin Khan, the Pakistani director of the Confucius Institute at the KU, said the Chinese language teaching at the Confucius Institute had been suspended since the suicide bombing.

He added that the KU was the first institution in the country to launch a BS programme in Chinese this year, in which 30 students were enrolled while 80 students had taken Chinese language as an optional subject.

“Now we are worried what will happen to all these students but we have to find a solution,” he said.

When asked about the future of the Confucius Institute, he said the issue had to be resolved at the diplomatic and governmental level, not at the university level.

The suicide attack in Karachi University have at least three Chinese nationals killed.