Chinese man held in Pakistan

August 8th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) A man, who was wearing a burqa when he was arrested last month in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, is a Chinese national, a media report said.

The 27-year-old man, arrested in Bannu district last month, has been identified as Chinese national Muhammad Yousuf, Dawn reported Monday.

It was initially thought that he was a Turkish national.

Sources said that during interrogation it came to light that he was a Chinese national, who uses the ‘codename’ of Muhammad Ali.

The media report said that Yousuf is said to be a resident of Beijing.

Around $50,000, Chinese Yuan and Islamic literature were found in his possession.

Sources said Yousuf was reportedly wearing a burqa when he was taken into custody at a bus stand and he was heading towards Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan region.

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