Pakistan arrests 8 Chinese citizens for trafficking girls | 2019-05-08 | daily-sun.com

Pakistan arrests 8 Chinese citizens for trafficking girls

7th May, 2019 10:12:51 printer

LAHORE: Pakistan arrested at least eight Chinese nationals for allegedly luring young Pakistani girls into fake marriages then forcing them into prostitution in China, authorities confirmed to AFP Tuesday.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said four Pakistanis who helped to facilitate the fake marriages were also arrested. A spokesman for the body said it expects more detentions as the investigation continues.

Human Rights Watch raised the alarm over “bride” trafficking from Pakistan to China in a report last month, where it said Islamabad should be “alarmed” at the reports.

Tens of thousands of young women from Southeast Asian countries such as Myanmar and Vietnam marry Chinese men each year, plugging a gender gap incubated by Beijing’s three-decade-long one-child policy.


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