LAHORE: Yet another case involving the illegal trafficking of women emerged in Lahore, while 11 Chinese nationals were also sent to jail by a local court.
A woman named A* came forward and said she worked as a maid at a house. She claimed that the employer sold her to a Chinese national for Rs3.5 million. The victim's family contacted Lahore police for legal action. The cops started an investigation after a complaint was received against human trafficking.
In the initial stages, the employer told the victim that she would be moved to China after the marriage. In her complaint, the Mughlapura resident said she worked as a maid at H* house in Township.
Chinese fake marriage, trafficking racket emerges in K-P
"H* and her husband had told me that they will send my two brothers to China and help me financially if I tie the knot with this Chinese guy," she said. A* added that after she wed a Chinese national named Abdul Malik, she found out his name was Mai Chin and he wasn't a Another woman exploited by Chinese men (Lhaore city)Muslim.
Just two days after her wedding, the girl’s nightmare began. Mai Chin and his friend exploited her at a hotel near Bhatta Chowk. Later, Chin revealed to A* that he bought her for Rs3.5 million from her employer. He claimed that he had already paid Rs2 million to Huma and the rest he would hand over after his ‘wife’ reached China.
The victim's family lives in a rented house and she demanded that the Punjab IGP Captain (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan take strict action against the accused and provide her justice.
11 Chinese nationals held
A local court on Monday sent 11 Chinese nationals, involved in the trafficking of Pakistani girls to China after marriage, to jail on a 14-day judicial remand.
Earlier, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials produced all the accused, including Hongfa Yang, Chuanjia Liu, Libing Liu, Bo Wang, Gongze He, Tianyi Liu, Yang Feng Xnu, Song Guoqlang, Liu, We Linping and others, before Judicial Magistrate Amir Raza after their physical remand expired.
The officials stated that investigations had been completed and their custody was no longer required. They requested the court to send the accused to jail on judicial remand. Consequently, the court sent the accused to jail on judicial remand till May 27 and ordered that they be produced on the expiry of the term.
The court also directed officials to submit a challan against the suspects on the next date of hearing.
FIA arrested the accused from a house in Johar Town and other areas of the city on an application by Nazir Ahmad, On May 9. Nazir's daughter told to the officials that these Chinese nationals married Pakistani girls and took them to China for prostitution. Two locals were also arrested in connection with the case and had already been sent to jail on judicial remand.
FIA arrested a number of Chinese nationals during the past week in a crackdown against human trafficking.
With additional input from APP
*names withheld to protect identity
Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2019.
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