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Friday Apr 29 2022
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Karachi University students pay tribute to deceased Chinese teachers

The students of the University of Karachi (KU) showed solidarity with their deceased teachers outside the Confucius Institute, on April 29, 2022. — Photo by author
The students of the University of Karachi (KU) showed solidarity with their deceased teachers outside the Confucius Institute, on April 29, 2022. — Photo by author

KARACHI: Students of the University of Karachi (KU) Friday paid tribute to their Chinese teachers, who were targeted in a suicide bombing near the Confucius Institute earlier this week.

Four people, including three Chinese nationals, were killed Tuesday while four others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber targeted their van.

Several students gathered outside the Confucius Institute to show solidarity with their deceased teachers, where they condemned the brutal Tuesday attack.

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Holding flags of Pakistan and China in their hands and raising placards, the students chanted slogans to show their love for their teachers.

The students demanded that the ones killed in the attack were in Pakistan to promote education and demanded that the perpetrators be brought to justice as soon as possible.

Speaking on the occasion, Director Confucius Institute Dr Muhammad Nasir said although it will take some time for the situation to get back to normal, but the institute would not be closed.

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"Chinese are very brave and are determined, they will not lose hope," he said.

The varsity's security adviser Dr Muhammad Zubair said the security of the university, including the Confucius Institute, has been beefed up following the incident.

Dr Zubair said there are 52 cameras in the university and some of them are non-functional. "I took charge a few days back; will have all cameras repaired."

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