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7 Chinese kidnapped in Pakistan released
24/6/2007 10:03

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang confirmed last night that the seven Chinese kidnapped in Pakistani capital of Islamabad were released around 8pm yesterday.

"They have arrived at the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, with the efforts from Chinese Foreign Ministry and the embassy, and thegreat support from the Pakistani government," Qin said.

Chinese government has paid great attention to the abduction, said Qin. "Both the Foreign Ministry and the embassy have lodged urgent representation to the Pakistani side, requesting the early release of the Chinese hostages and ensure the safety of all Chinese in Pakistan."

It was reported that a Chinese couple, five of their women employees, and two Pakistani men were taken away from their residence in Islamabad early Saturday morning by Lal Masjid students.