The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday arrested a gang involved in trafficking of Christian girls to China on the false pretext of marriage.
According to sources, the FIA in an intelligence-based operation raided a wedding ceremony in Faisalabad and arrested the Chinese groom who has been identified as Chang, Express News reported.
Zahid, a Christian father; Kashif, a matchmaking agent; Mendes, a Chinese woman; and others were also taken into custody in the raid.
Insiders revealed that Christian women were subjected to sexual exploitation after being trafficked to the neighbouring country soon after their false marriage.
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Recently, reports surfaced from Lahore and parts of Southern Punjab that Pakistani women were being illegally trafficked in the guise of false marriage and then their organs were sold in China.
Responding to the reports, Chinese Embassy in Islamabad issued a statement after a female lawmaker voiced her concerns over the issue in parliament.
Chinese laws and regulations strictly prohibit cross-national matchmaking centers. China is cooperating with Pakistani law enforcement agencies to crack down on illegal matchmaking centers.— Chinese Emb Pakistan (@CathayPak) April 13, 2019
Statement by the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan:https://t.co/ZukUBdkuzv pic.twitter.com/4Uw3xSprfY
“Both China and Pakistan adopt rule of law and firmly oppose human trafficking and sales of human organs,” the statement read.
Beijing termed the reports about the sale of organs “misleading and groundless”.