A Chinese engineer was wounded in what police described as ‘incidental firing’ in the Jaranwala area of Faisalabad on Monday.

The shot was fired by the engineer's own guard and hit the engineer in the leg.

The guard has been taken into police custody while the engineer has been shifted to the District Headquarter Hospital where his condition is said to be critical.

A similar incident also occurred last year when in Karachi a Chinese engineer, Yung Chang, received a single bullet in his abdomen as the pistol he was ‘playing’ with inside his vehicle had went off.