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    China calls back Mandarin teachers from Pakistan as attacks spike

    May16/ 2022

    Beijing: Chinese nationals teaching Mandarin in different parts of Pakistan have left for home after being called back by Beijing following the recent deadly attacks targeting them, an official of the Karachi University said on Monday. Their departure came weeks after a burqa-clad Baloch woman suicide bomber struck a van inside Pakistan's prestigious University of Karachi, killing three Chinese teachers, including the head of the department, and their local driver, in the latest targeted attack against Chinese citizens in the country's financial capital. The banned Balochistan Liberation Army linked Majeed Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack on the teachers that took place on April 26 near China-built Confucius Institute -- a non-profit institute teaching Chinese language to local pupils -- in the university. An official at the University of Karachi said that the Chinese teachers who were teaching at the Confucius Institute on the campus left for home on Sunday. ”There were other Chinese teachers working at different campuses in the country and they left yesterday,” he said. Director of the Confucius Institute at the Karachi University, Dr Nasir Uddin, said that the departure of the Chinese teachers was a big setback for the students learning Mandarin. ”We have around 500 students enrolled at the institute and we are now considering having online classes for them so that their term is completed,” he said. He said that the teachers at the different Confucius Institutes in the country have been called back by their government. Nasir Uddin said that the Confucius Institute is a non-profit educational set-up which aims to teach Mandarin, deepen international understanding of the language, and Chinese culture, and promote peop ...

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