Human Trafficking; 629 Pakistani Women Sold to China, Why Does It Happen?


Pakistani Christian girl Mahek Liaqat, who married to a Chinese man Pakistani Christian girl Mahek Liaqat, who married to a Chinese man -

As many as 629 girls from all over Pakistan are sold as brides to men in China. The list, obtained from The Associated Press. It was investigated by Pakistani investigators who were determined to break up the trade network that exploits the poor and vulnerable in the country.

This list is the most concrete number for the number of women trapped in human trafficking schemes since 2018.

After being investigated, it turned out that this happened as a result of officials who were pressured by government officials who were afraid of damaging Pakistan's favorable relations with Beijing.

Unfortunately, in October, a court in Faisalabad acquitted 31 Chinese citizens who were charged in connection with human trafficking.

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Some women who were initially interviewed by the police refused to give testimony because they were threatened or bribed to remain silent. After being persuaded, the witness finally spoke on condition of anonymity because they were afraid of retaliation for speaking out.

In this May 22, 2019 photo file, Sumaira, a Pakistani woman, shows a photo of her Chinese husband in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Sumaira, who did not want her full name to be used, because she had been raped repeatedly by Chinese men.

 The sad story of his life began in a house in Islamabad where he was taken to live. However, his brother apparently arranged for his marriage with an older Chinese man.

Senior officials familiar with the incident said investigations into trafficking had slowed, investigators were frustrated, and Pakistani media had been encouraged to curb their reporting of human trafficking. Officials speak on condition of anonymity because they fear retaliation.


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