Fake certificates used for marriages of Chinese with Pakistani brides
FAISALABAD (92 News) – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has made another revelation that fake religion certificates were used for marriages of Chinese citizens with Pakistani brides on Sunday.
FIA had launched a crackdown against Chinese nationals following media reports about mistreatment and sexual exploitation of Pakistani women in China after their marriage with Chinese nationals.
According to FIA officials, it was found that the gang member comprising of Chinese nationals have prepared fake religion certificates to deceive Pakistani families.
It was revealed that several fake marriage registration certificates were also generated in concerned Union Councils (UCs) of Christian girls who had married to the Chinese men.
Following the latest development, the intelligence agency summoned marriage records of all UCs of the region to further investigate into the matter.
FIA assistant director Jameel Ahmed issued letters to deputy commissioners (DCs) of 18 districts to provide complete records of marriages from January 2018 till today.
Earlier, the Lahore court had rejected bail pleas of eleven Chinese nationals in the Pakistani bride trafficking case on May 16.
Judicial Magistrate Amir Raza, however, approved the bail of their local facilitators – Ansar and Shaukat.
The government lawyer contended before the court that the Chinese nationals were facing grave charges and hence, demanded that their bail pleas be turned down.
FIA arrests 14 Chinese nationals, recovers 3 girls in human trafficking
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested 14 Chinese nationals associated with a gang involved in trafficking of Pakistani girls to China on the pretext of false marriage.
According to the reports, the FIA Anti Human Trafficking Cell conducted a raid and recovered three girls as well as arms from the possession of the held suspects. The Chinese nationals have been shifted to the FIA Headquarters for further investigation.
On the other hand, the FIA acting on intelligence information raided a wedding ceremony in Faisalabad and arrested the Chinese groom identified as Chang Zahid, a Christian father, Kashif, a matchmaking agent, Mendes, a Chinese woman, and other suspects were also taken into custody in the raid.
The issue involving trafficking of Pakistani girls to China from Lahore and other parts of Punjab under the garb of false marriage came to light recently.
The Chinese Embassy in Islamabad had issued a statement after a lawmaker raised the issue in the parliament.
“Chinese laws and regulations strictly prohibit cross-national matchmaking centers. China is cooperating with Pakistani law enforcement agencies to crack down on illegal matchmaking centers,” it tweeted.