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ICC Note:

In June 2017, two Chinese missionaries, Meng Li Si and Li Zing Yang, working under the disguise of Korean company ARK Info Tech employees, were abducted and killed by Islamic State militants in southwestern Pakistan. In response, the Ministry of Interior in Pakistan first cancelled visas of all foreign nationals associated with ARK Info Tech, and all have been asked to leave the country. It has also cancelled the company’s registration. In addition, all foreign companies who are found stepping out of their scope of work as permitted by the government of Pakistan will have their registration cancelled.

08/03/2017 Pakistan (China Christian Daily) – A report of the Nation claimed on Wednesday that after two Chinese citizens were killed by the Islamic State last June, the Pakistan Ministry of Interior ordered the cancellation of visas for all people related to ARK, the two preachers’ employer. The ministry also canceled the registration of the company, according to the report of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

A Pakistan newspaper stated, “A spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior said that, as a first step, the ministry has canceled visas for all foreign nationals associated with ARK Info Tech, a Korean Company, and they have been asked to leave the country. It has also been decided to cancel the registration of the company.”

Last May, a group of Chinese citizens, including the two abducted people, entered Pakistan after getting business visas as employees of ARK from the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing. On May 24, Meng Li Si, 26, and Li Xinheng were kidnapped in Quetta, the capital city of Baluchistan province in southwestern Pakistan. Pakistan confirmed the deaths of the two Chinese nationals abducted by the Islamic State on Monday, claiming that they were preachers who were 24 and 26, according to the latest report of Reuters released on June 12, 2017.

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