ISLAMABAD, May 10 (China Economic Net) - Chinese officials of the Ministry of Public Security said they had a clue of several illegal transnational matchmaking agencies, but they did not find any Pakistani women being forced into prostitution or organ trafficking after getting married in China. China hopes to work closely with Pakistani law enforcement authorities to crack down on illegal transnational matchmaking activities, earnestly protect the legitimate rights and interests of the two peoples, and jointly safeguard China-Pakistan friendly relations.
Earlier, Pakistani media reported that the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan (FIA) had arrested more than a dozen Chinese and some Pakistanis on suspicion of luring young Pakistani women to China for prostitution and organ trafficking through fake marriages.
From April 24 to May 8, Chen Shiqu, the deputy director of the Criminal Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security of China led a public security delegation to Pakistan for a working visit. They had in-depth exchanges with relevant Pakistani authorities on the safety and the rights and interests protection of Chinese enterprises and personnel, as well as on strengthening police and judicial cooperation between China and Pakistan and jointly combating illegal transnational matchmaking agencies.
Chen noted that China and Pakistan are both countries under the rule of law, and Chinese law forbids the establishment of foreign matchmaking agencies. No individual may engage in or in disguised form engage in foreign matchmaking activities by fraudulent means or for profit-making purposes.
Last month, a spokesman of the Chinese embassy in Pakistan said China and Pakistan are both countries under the rule of law and firmly oppose human trafficking, let alone organ trafficking. Local reports contained fabricated facts and misleading statements.
According to the spokesman, some illegal matchmaking organizations, in the name of foreign matchmaking, have been charging high fees to the parties concerned to make profits illegally for some time, and some young people in China and Pakistan are the victims of these illegal transnational matchmaking organizations. Chinese law forbids the establishment of foreign matchmaking agencies. No individual may engage in or in disguised form engage in foreign matchmaking activities by fraudulent means or for profit-making purposes. China is working with Pakistani law enforcement authorities to crack down on illegal matchmaking activities. We urge Chinese and Pakistani people to be vigilant against being duped, and welcome clues from all parties to jointly curb such illegal activities. Meanwhile, we hope relevant reports should be made based on facts and should not be misleading or misrepresented, so as to jointly safeguard China-Pakistan friendly relations.