Soon after reports of Pakistani women forced into prostitution after marriage with Chinese nationals, the Chinese Embassy has withheld visas for 90 Pakistani “brides”, who planned to travel to China with their spouses.
China’s Deputy Chief of Mission in Pakistan Lijian Zhao on Tuesday (May 14) while exclusively talking to Urdu News, Zhao said “This sudden spike in number of transnational marriages alerted the officials and we approached our Pakistani counterparts in this regard who have launched an investigation into the matter”. “We are trying to determine if there are any problems. We are ready to help those girls if there is an issue,” he added.
According to details, the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad had received 142 applications from Chinese nationals, seeking visas for their Pakistani brides in 2018, whereas 140 similar applications have already been received in the first few months of the current year.
Lijian Zhao said “These are lies being spread on the internet and media that are talking about Pakistani girls being sent to China for forced prostitution or sale of organs. It is totally fabricated and for sensational purposes. There is no evidence for it,” he said.
Earlier media reported that young Pakistani women mostly from our Christian community were allegedly lured into fake marriages or sold by their parents into marriages with Chinese men and brought out of the country to be later pressed into prostitution or have organs forcibly removed.
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20 July, 2019