written by RICHARD WANGLUE VANG
(SHB) — A recent story from Pakistan was published about a Hmong-Vietnamese man who was captured and put in prison in Pakistan. He had entered the country illegally. The article stated that he got lost on his way to Vietnam after he completed work in China. He somehow ended up in Pakistan.
Suab Hmong News confirmed with a source from the Hmong-Vietnamese community that the story is true.
“This man is Hmong. His name is Pao Yang Vue (Pov Yaj Vwj). His last name is Vue (Vwj). He left his family to work in China. After he completed his work in China, he somehow got lost and ended up in Pakistan. This man lives in Lung Lau, Khau Vai commune, Meo Vac district, on the eastern part of Vietnam,” said the person who wanted to stay anonymous.
Mr. Vue left his village to work in China on April 30, 2012. He was arrested by the Pakistan’s police on May 10, 2013 and was put in prison for entering the country illegally.
The official authorities of the two countries, Pakistan and Vietnam, have been working together to identify Mr. Vue. The plan is to bring Mr. Vue back to Vietnam.
The photo on the left here: the left is Mr. Vue’s daughter and the right is Mrs. Vue in Vietnam.
On March 21, 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam contacted the Pakistan Police headquarter, Zila Nellum, and confirmed that Mr. Vue is in good health and he desired to be reunited with his family in Vietnam.