China supports Pakistan to curb illegal marriages: Spokesperson

China supports Pak to curb illegal marriages: Spokesperson My Country
China supports Pak to curb illegal marriages: Spokesperson My Country

China supports Pak to curb illegal marriages: Spokesperson My Country

Muhammad Zamir Assadi

ISLAMABAD: Under the joint efforts of the government of Pakistan and China, the illegal marriage matching activity has been effectively curbed, said a spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy here last night.

When asked to comment on allegations leveled in a report by the Associated Press on December 4 that 629 Pakistani girls were sold as brides to China, the spokesperson said, it is a groundless story without full investigation and in respect of the facts.

Clarifying the actual facts, the spokesperson said in a press release, “We have noted the media report. It is the same old stuff and not true.  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, China supports the Pakistani side to crack it down according to Pakistani laws.

Under the joint efforts of the two governments, the illegal marriage matching activity has been effectively curbed.

According to investigations by the Ministry of Public Security of China, there is no forced prostitution or sale of human organs happened to those Pakistani women who stay in China after marriage with Chinese.

The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan has clarified the allegation earlier. Actually, 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 is clear that certain media has made groundless story again without full investigation and in respect 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 two peoples.

We also hope that media reports should seek truth from facts, be objective and fair.”

China supports Pak to curb illegal marriages: Spokesperson My Country