The five Chinese engineers, who caused a social media frenzy after they picked a fight with Khanewal Police officials deputed for their security, were deported on Tuesday.
Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal ordered the deportation of Chinese engineers after a report by Multan Commissioner Bilal Ahmed held them responsible for the incident. They were sent to Lahore on special vehicles after which they were placed on China-bound aircraft.
The altercation transpired on April 4 in Kabirwala, Khanewal where the Chinese men were engaged in the M-4 Motorway project.
According to police, the men tried to leave their camp without security. For their safety, officials tried to stop them. A fight then ensued in which the Chinese men attacked the police.
The Chinese nationals also cut power being supplied to the police camp.