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The Chinese embassy has also refused to dispense visas to 90 Pakistani women who planned to travel to China with their spouses.
During his recent visit to the country, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan remarked on the strength of the bilateral relationship and expressed hope they would continue to safeguard each others' interests.
"The Pakistani agent gets about 70,000 rupees (1) for each bride they help find, religious leaders can charge up to five lakh (,300), and the parents of the girl or woman can also get five lakh," he said. "The newlyweds then stay in rented flats for a month while the bride learns some Mandarin and prepares her travel documents," he said.
"The gangs even prey on girls with mental and physical disabilities.
Meanwhile, videos from Pakistani-Chinese couples are now surfacing on social media to counter the claims of sham marriages.
Zhao Lijian, deputy chief of mission (DCM) for the Chinese embassy in Pakistan, recently shared a video of a girl sitting comfortably with her Chinese husband while narrating a story about their happily married life.
"They'd even accepted 80,000 rupees (US0) from him, including the hospital expenses for a 23-year-old member of their family who had recently been injured in a motorbike accident," he said.
"Our cries are only heard when Muslim girls started registering complaints against the Chinese." At the end of May, a court in Lahore remanded several Chinese gang members over alleged fake marriages, forced prostitution, and organ harvesting involving Pakistani girls in China. Diplomatic pressure China's Ministry of Public Security has sent a task force to cooperate with Pakistani authorities in their crackdown against human traffickers."If any (Chinese) organization or individual commits a crime in Pakistan under the banner of cross-border marriage, China supports Pakistan in cracking down on it in accordance with Pakistan's laws," a spokesperson for the Chinese embassy said in a statement issued May 10.However, the statement added that some of the reports had been fabricated and called for more responsible reporting from the media.Catholic Churches in Pakistan are also warning parishioners against falling victim to this trend, which has skyrocketed with the growing influx of Chinese traveling to the Islamic Republic to work on projects related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a 60-billion-dollar project that was launched in 2015.The CPEC encompasses a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking China's resource-rich Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the west of the country with Pakistan's strategic Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea.