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Angry Chinese boss arrested for pushing Pakistani worker into furnace

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

A Chinese national was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly pushing a Pakistani worker into a burning furnace in province for failing to comprehend his instructions, triggering protests by co-workers, a media report said.

The incident occurred at a factory in Faisalabad's Sahianwala Industrial Estate, Express reported.

The labourer was pushed into the furnace by the Chinese of the labour force. The foreigner reportedly lost his cool after the worker failed to comprehend his instructions, the report said.

The injured employee was shifted to a nearby hospital for medical aid.

Police arrested the accused and initiated an investigation. said the case will be dealt with according to law.

"The investigation is being conducted by SHO and DSP-level officers," he said.

A protest was launched by co-workers shortly after the incident, the report said.

The incident comes amid a controversy over alleged trafficking of Pakistani girls to by some Chinese nationals who forced them into prostitution and illegal organ trade.

Nearly a dozen Chinese nationals have been arrested during a crackdown launched across Punjab, including

According to the Federal Investigation Agency, some Chinese men were involved in the practice of trafficking Pakistani girls in the guise of marriage, forcing them into prostitution later.

The has said that has sent a task force to to carry out with the Pakistani side.

"If any organization or individual commits a crime in under the banner of the cross-border marriage, supports the Pakistani side to crack down on it according to Pakistani laws," the embassy said in a recent statement.

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First Published: Wed, May 22 2019. 19:36 IST