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Pakistani Student Usama Ahmad Khan committed suicide in China: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has clarified that Usama Ahmad Khan, a Pakistani Student at Shenyang Jianzhu University in China’s Liaoning province, Committed Suicide and the video being circulated on the social media is fake and is not that of him.
Earlier on Sunday, a video sufficed on social media, according to which, Usama Ahmad Khan was beaten to death in Beijing.
However, in a press release issued today, the Foreign Office said that Usama Ahmad Khan committed suicide at Shenyang City in Liaoning province.
The Foreign Office said that upon receipt of information, the Ambassador of Pakistan to China Masood Khalid deputed an Officer of the Embassy to visit Shenyang.
In Shenyang, the Office met students and faculty of the University as well as the police authorities. Throughout this process, the Officer remained in close contact with the family of the deceased and got full support of Chinese authorities.
The Foreign Office further said that in close coordination with the family, the Mission will send the dead body to Pakistan.
It said that the body was transported from Liaoning province to Beijing in the morning of November 17, 2018. All arrangements are now in place for transportation of the dead body to Pakistan tonight.
“There is a need to respect sensitivity and privacy, especially of the bereaved family. The video being circulated on the social media is fake and is not that of Mr. Usama Ahmad Khan,” the Foreign Office said. It said that we request all to help us in exercising caution in such matters, avoiding sensationalism and stopping spreading of “fake news”.

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