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Domino effect: Chinese teachers exit Pakistan after KU blast

Three teachers of the Confucius Institute, including the director, were killed in a suicide attack last month
Updated 16 May, 2022 05:42pm
<p>The academic activities were suspended in the institute as well as in NED after the blast. Google photos</p>

The academic activities were suspended in the institute as well as in NED after the blast. Google photos

Chinese instructors teaching at the University of Karachi’s (KU) Confucius Institute have left Pakistan after a suicide blast killed three of their colleagues on April 26.

Eleven Chinese teachers have left for China, the Pakistani director of the Chinese institute Professor, Dr Nasiruddin Khan, confirmed to Aaj News.

It is also being reported that Chinese instructors teaching at various institutes across the country have also been asked to leave Pakistan and many of them have left.

Online classes are being considered to continue teaching students the Chinese language.

Academic activities were suspended in the institute as well as at NED after the blast.

KU and Sichuan Normal University in China collaborated to form the Confucius Institute in 2013. It was formed to teach students Mandarin and offer a glimpse into Chinese culture while promoting an exchange of people between China and Pakistan.

Last month, four people, including three Chinese nationals, were killed in a suicide blast at KU.

The deceased Chinese nationals were identified as Huang Guiping, the director of the institute, Ding Mufang from Henan and Chen Sai from Xinjiang.

The blast exposed security lapses in the varsity and the problems in the flow of communication between security and the administration.

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