With the recent developments under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), there has been a huge influx of Chinese citizen in Pakistan. While it may be good for the country, it brings with it a number of drawbacks.
Quite recently, a number of Chinese gangs have been apprehended for their criminal activities, especially the ATM gang.
Karachi and Islamabad house a large number of our friends from across the border. Recently, a video emerged on social media, where a Chinese couple were seen playing dumb when pulled over by the traffic policemen. The person who shared the video claimed that the video was sent to him by the said policeman.
These Chinese people are often seen violating traffic rules. When caught they act dumb. Numerous times I have seen Chinese people shifting lanes on Shahrah-e-Faisal without any indicator which may cause severe accidents. pic.twitter.com/W05V2a7XMP
— Main Abdul Majid Hoon (@ComicsByMajid) April 8, 2019
As seen in the video, the Chinese persons never responded to the questions about their driving license or proof of identity. While capturing it on camera may not be the preferred way of going about things – he could easily have taken them into custody or issued them a challan – the video highlights the need of a uniform code for the overseas people just like the Pakistanis.
The traffic police personnel urged the higher authorities to take notice of the matter, saying that the Chinese, who are often pulled over for violation of rules, don’t speak anything, neither in English nor Urdu. The policemen have to let them go because there’s no other way to go about it without a response from the other side.
The alleged offender didn’t tell the officer his name or any other details. The traffic police warden was heard saying in the video that the driver is under-aged and he, as well as the other passenger (a woman), were not wearing their seatbelts. The car was also without a proper number plate.
It might also be possible that the Chinese do not know how to speak English or Urdu, but if you are living in a foreign country or even your own, for that matter, you have to be answerable for your mistakes.
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