According to the FIA officials, the suspects, with the assistance of Pakistani agents, conducted contracted marriages. Unsuspecting local
girls were then trafficked to China where the victims were forced into prostitution. The
accused include a Chinese woman as well. The FIA also apprehended four Pakistani accomplices of the arrested Chinese nationals, officials said.
The Pakistani facilitators were identified as Qaiser, Kashif Nawaz, Ismail Yousuf, and Zahid Maseeh. The suspected leader of the ring is the son of a Punjab Police officer, who had fled when the raid was conducted for his arrest. In order
to trace the traffickers, FIA officials had also attended a wedding and collected particulars of the suspected Chinese nationals. They said the suspects would send Rs 50,000 each to families of the girls, who were trafficked.
Pakistani families used to be approached by Chinese nationals and were told that they wanted to acquire Pakistani citizenship for which they needed to marry Pakistani brides so that they could invest
into CPEC corridor. Advertisements to attract Pakistanis include posters proclaiming “Poor and Good Families are Required for China Urgently, Chinese Family will Take Care of All the Expenses. Pak-China Dosti Zindabad”.
They lure a girl’s family by offering them money and then take the girl away from the unsuspecting family to induct her in human trafficking.
Pakistan on the Brink of Bankruptcy
According to an estimate, Pakistan owes an astounding $90 billion to China, abating Pakistan’s economic
ability to service a huge amount of national debt. Now Pakistan has approached the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for the 13th time for a bailout package. IMF has asked Pakistan to share with them the details of the debt, they owe to China under the
provision of CPEC.
With the appointment of Dr Reza Baqir who is working for IMF in Egypt, as Governor of State Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan is expecting a favorable package. But opposition particularly Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N)
is crying hoarse over the appointment. The adverse feeling was well enunciated in spokespersonMarriyum
Aurangzeb’s rhetoric wherein, she equated IMF with East India Company. Under the given circumstances Pakistan appears to have been caught between the devil and the deep sea.
is a legal medical procedure that is highly regulated. The World Health Organization produced a publication called the Guiding Principles on Human Cell, Tissue and Organ Transplantation to standardize the practice of organ transplantation. For example, Principle
1 requires consent from the donor to organ removal for the purpose of transplantation. Principle 10 requires traceability of organ transplants and Principle 11 – that donation activities be transparent and open to scrutiny.
By contrast, organ harvesting is the illegal practice of removing organs from individuals (whether dead or alive) without their consent. It is common knowledge that Chinese
government is in the practice of killing prisoners of conscience (particularly, religious minorities, including Falun Gong, Tibetan Buddhists, Uyghur Muslims, and Christians) to supply the organ harvesting industry. Possibility of utilizing Pakistani
girls for organ harvesting cannot be ruled out.
The Reaction of a Pakistani Common Man
People are still reeling under shock. They feel that the Pakistani army is not only willing to get into indebted servitude of China but also suggesting that it is okay to buy Pakistanis, exploit them,
sex traffic them and authorities will continue to look the other way. A common Pakistani feels that slowly, gradually but surely Pakistan is turning into a subservient alliance or rather a de-facto colony of China. Expressing deep anguish over
the present state of affairs Pakistanis are dismayed at the helplessness of their country.
The root cause of things reaching such a nadir
perhaps lies in the miserable fiscal state of the country. China on the pretext of giving financial aid has a plan of acquiring major assets including ports, road, and rail networks. Large tracts of Pakistani soil will be ceded to China.
Pakistanis will eventually be reduced to a helot class in their own country. When Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan was asked in a recent interview about atrocities inflicted on Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang he chose to feign ignorance about the issue.