China rejects reports of selling Pakistani women, organ trade



By Nasir Aijaz
AsiaN Representative

Islamabad: The Chinese embassy in Islamabad has categorically rejected a media report by an American press agency alleging that at least 629 Pakistani girls were sold as brides to China.

American wire service on December 4 reported on acts of abuse, organized prostitution, and organ trading.

In response to the report, the spokesperson of the Chinese embassy said in a statement: “We have noted the above-mentioned media report. It is the same old stuff and not true.”

Stating the view of its government on these reports, the spokesperson said: “The embassy would like to reiterate its clear position on the issue of transnational marriage.”

“The Chinese government will protect legitimate marriages and combat crimes if any organization or individual commits a crime in Pakistan under the banner of transnational marriage,” the spokesperson noted.

The embassy official added that under the joint efforts of the two governments, the illegal marriage matching activity has been effectively curbed, and that China would always support Pakistan in this regard.

According to the statement, the Ministry of Public Security of China launched an investigation in this connection and found no such evidence, adding that there was no forced prostitution or sale of human organs.

“The Chinese side also sent a task force to Pakistan to carry out law enforcement cooperation with the Pakistani side, which is proved to be very effective,” it said.

“It is clear that certain media has made up a groundless story again without full investigation and irrespective of the facts. Its intention is very suspicious. We will never allow a few criminals to undermine China-Pakistan friendship and hurt the friendly feelings between the two peoples. We also hope that media reports would seek truth and facts.”

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