Chinese Christians slain by ISIS were preachers says Pakistani Interior Ministry

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Islamabad alleges that the Chinese Christians killed in Baluchistan was preaching Christianity. The Interior Ministry of Pakistan has stated that the slain Chinese Christians were actually preachers who had ‘misused business visas to enter Pakistan.’ In a statement issued on June 12, the Interior Ministry shared details of the victims identifying them as Lee Zingyang and Meng Lisi.

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The statement from the Interior Ministry said that a group of Chinese citizens, including the slain couple, had entered Pakistan on business visas, but “instead of engaging in any business activity they went to Quetta and under the garb of learning Urdu language were actually engaged in preaching.”

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Terror group ISIS said it killed two Chinese citizens who were abducted on May 24. The terror group stated that the Chinese Christians were abducted from Quetta, Baluchistan. On June 8, the terror group ISIS claimed responsibility of abduction and killing of these Chinese Christians. The group later released a video showing the bloodied body of Lee Zing Yang, who was gasping.

On June 12, the Interior Minister of Pakistan Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan during a meeting, issued directives to the concerned authorities to review the process of issuance of visas to Chinese nationals. Chaudhry Nisar “observed that it is highly unfortunate that a misuse of the terms of a business visa contributed to the unfortunate incident of abduction and subsequent murder of two innocent Chinese.”

Elsa a friend of the deceased, revealed that “They came to Pakistan for work.” She said that Meng Lisi and Lee Xinheng and the other 13 Chinese taught Chinese in a Korean-run language institute, each paid 30000 rupees (about 286 dollars) per month. Elsa said that the slain Chinese Christians were studying Urdu. “I have never seen more kind people like them;” Chinese newspaper quotes Elsa.