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Pakistan: Three Chinese nationals suspected of fake marriages arrested from Islamabad

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 10 May 2019

Islamabad, May 10: Three Chinese national have been arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from the Islamabad airport over their suspected involvement in the fake marriages and human trafficking in Pakistan, media reports said.

The FIA's immigration cell also took into custody three local women who were accompanying the Chinese men. The three couples were intercepted as they were about to leave for China, reported Dawn News.


The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan said there is 'no forced prostitution or sale of human organs' for those Pakistani women who stay in China after marriage with Chinese.


"China’s position on the issue of transnational marriage is very clear, that is to protect legitimate marriages and combat crimes. If any organization or individual commits a crime in Pakistan under the banner of the cross-border marriage, China supports the Pakistani side to crack down on it according to Pakistani laws," Chinese Embassy said in a statement.


"The Ministry of Public Security of China sent a task force to Pakistan to carry out law enforcement cooperation with the Pakistani side. China will further strengthen cooperation with the law enforcement agencies in Pakistan, effectively combat crime, so as to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the two peoples, and jointly safeguard China-Pakistan friendly relations,"it said.


"It is worth noting that several media reports have fabricated facts and spread rumors. According to investigations by the Ministry of Public Security of China, there is no forced prostitution or sale of human organs for those Pakistani women who stay in China after marriage with Chinese," it said.


"The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan has clarified the rumors by issuing a statement on 13rd April. We hope that the media reports should seek truth from facts, be objective and fair. We hope the people of China and Pakistan do not believe the rumors," read the statement.


"We will never allow a few criminals to undermine China-Pakistan friendship and hurt the friendly feelings between two peoples," the statement said.


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