Eight Chinese citizens in Pakistan for human trafficking

ISLAMABAD: At Least Eight Chinese Men Are Arrested On Allegation Of Human Trafficking And Push Pakistani Women From Poor Families To Prostitution In China, The Federal Investigation Office (FIA) Said Monday.

The FIA ​​said It Had Caught A Gang Of Men, Including Some Pakistani Agents Who Made Marriages Between Nationals Of China And Women From Poor Muslim And Christian Families Possible After Various Complaints.

" The FIA ​​has Arrested Eight Chinese Citizens Lahore Airport And Other Areas Accused Of Trading Young Women To China After Their Marriage. The Arrests, He Said, Are Part Of A Crackdown On Foreigners Involved In Illegal Activities In The Country," Jamil Ahmad Khan Mayo, FIA Deputy Director, Told Pakistani Media.

" With The Help Of Pakistani Agents, The Suspects Entered Into Marriages With Local Women And Then Traded To China, Where The Victims Were Forced Into Prostitution," The Official Added.

The Revelation Had Encouraged The Chinese Embassy To Do So Islamabad To Make A Declaration Last Month Stating That Such Companies Are Strictly Forbidden Under Chinese Legislation, And Have Sworn Together With Pakistani Authorities To Tackle The Illegal Practice Of Benefiting Through Cross-Border Fake Marriages.

Several Illegal Matchmaking Centers Were Opened In Lahore And Other Areas To Lure Poor Pakistani Women, Especially Christian, To Marry Chinese Men Who Were Either Visiting Or Working In Pakistan.

They Produce Fake Documents From Chinese Men That They Show As Christians Or Muslims. They Then Find Poor Women, Mainly From The Christian Community, To Marry Them By Offering Money And Promises Of A Good Life. However, Many Women Reportedly Became Victims Of Forced Prostitution.

The Number Of Chinese Visitors To Pakistan Has Increased Dramatically Since The Start Of The Bilateral Million Corridor Between China And Pakistan (CPEC).

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