Lahore (Staff Report): Chinese workers, who engaged in a scuffle with on-duty policemen in Kabirwala last week, have been sent back to their home country.

The development came after the Khanewal district administration wrote a letter to the Punjab government, declaring Xu Ling, the Country Project Manager, Tian Weijun, the Administration Officer, Liu Hui, the Material and Equipment Manager, Wang Yifan, officer for Financial Affairs and Tan Yang, the Field Engineer as the “persona non grata”.

“They [Chinese workers] must have realised the sensitivity of their security and should not have taken the law in their hands,” the letter reads.

The engineers , working on the M-4 project near Kabirwala, had exchanged harsh words and roughed up the Special Protection Unit (SPU) personnel of the police force who were assigned for their security on April 4.

Khanewal District Police Officer (DPO) Rizwan Ahmad Gondal had also recommended the Punjab government to deport the five Chinese workers.

On Saturday, the Chinese engineers invited the police personnel at their camp for dinner where they apologized for their behaviour.