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Watch: Karachi policeman and Chinese man struggle to communicate

April 8, 2019
 
He remained silent as he did not understand English or Urdu



A police officer stopped a Chinese man near Karachi’s Metropole, who failed to understand the questions of the law enforcer. 


‘What’s your name?’ the policeman asked.


The man did not understand Urdu or English and did not say anything in response. He was accompanied by a Chinese woman, who spoke in Chinese.


The police did not get to know the man’s name or check his license due to the language barrier.


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11 Comments

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    Akhan   April 9, 2019 6:30 am/ Reply

    Come on please…. did you really believe them, that they came to Pakistan and didn’t know English. She probably told him to act dumb…. but no one could outsmart Karachi police.

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    Ahmed Anis   April 9, 2019 11:15 am/ Reply

    If u in China, local law must abide by each person, regardless language barrier. If u fail applying law must arrested and go jail

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    With Love for China   April 9, 2019 3:10 pm/ Reply

    The woman in video is Mrs Z***g and she is running a mini supermarket in DHA for the last four years. I personally know her. The guy, I am not sure maybe his brother. They bought this car for transportation of goods. She understands basic English & talks to his servants in Urdu but she doesn’t know Urdu much. What she said in Chinese means “can’t understand”.

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    Sanwal Khan   April 9, 2019 4:33 pm/ Reply

    In such cases Police Officers should use Google Translater for Communication

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    Angel   April 10, 2019 7:05 am/ Reply

    If wife understood English, why did she not respond to the police’s questions?

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    Hanif   April 10, 2019 7:25 am/ Reply

    Chinese are making fun of us

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    Ahmed Sheikh   April 10, 2019 9:08 am/ Reply

    I am sure they could understand some Urdu for certain. Since there are so many Chinese in Pakistan, the Pakistani authorities must hire Chinese understanding Pakistanis or English, Urdu, and Chinese speaking Chinese even on call to solve such problem. This is the right way. I came across Chinese youngman in Islamabad 7 years ago, who was speaking great urdu. I was very surprised. So there are way vfc to handle things. Even there are App, which can translate any or most of languages in many languages instantly. The laws enforcements can start with that along the real human interpreters.

    Specially the way Pakistan’s relationship with Chine is getting closer, it will be very good idea to introduce Chinese for children on govt expenses in a language lab for the children age 4 to high School going and beyond. In next 10 years there will be thousands of young men and women, who would speak ,read, and write Chinese as the Chinese do. It has to start somewhere.

    I hope the Federal , provincial, and some private institutions will start such programs with the help bnb of Chinese govt since both the countries and nations will be benefitted well in next 20 years by bringing these two nations help each other in bbn their own languages.

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    Abdul Ghauri   April 10, 2019 10:25 am/ Reply

    I live in USA, You can not get away by playing Dumb, even you don’t understand English or Urdu but you do know what traffic or any other law you broke, not here in US of A.

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    Hidayat Rasool   April 10, 2019 12:44 pm/ Reply

    It is not digestable that living or work working in international borders without understanding English they simply ignore the law and our law personnel should have act likewise by taking them to police station where even the Def and dumb start talking….

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    Tariq   April 10, 2019 2:50 pm/ Reply

    According to what the police offer is saying, that this is a common occurrence, where Chinese refuse to talk! I believe that the Chinese drivers do this on purpose, in order to avoid being dealt with in accordance with the rules and regulations. It wouldn’t surprise me if they were told to do this by the authorities before they leave China.

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    Azhar Iftikhar   April 10, 2019 11:39 pm/ Reply

    Maybe they are well aware of Karachi police reputation……and remain….deaf and dumber……..Now it’s time to have Govt level exchange and combined….law enforcing agency….of Pakistan and China Police officer…

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