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FIA arrests 8 Chinese men for trafficking in Pakistani girls

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Tariq Butt / Staff Reporter

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday arrested eight Chinese men involved in trafficking Pakistani girls to China and forcing them into prostitution.

The arrests were made during a crackdown launched across Punjab province, including Lahore city.

According to the FIA, these Chinese men were involved in the practice of trafficking Pakistani girls in the guise of marriage, forcing them into prostitution later.

So far, 10 Chinese men have been arrested in the scandal. The suspects arrested on Monday include Wang Hao, Shoi Sheli, Wong Yhazou, Chang Shail Rai, Pan Khowajay, Wang Bao, Zaothi and Kaindisko.

In an intelligence-based operation, the FIA had also raided a wedding ceremony in Faisalabad and arrested the Chinese groom who has been identified as Chang.

Zahid, a Christian father; Kashif, a matchmaking agent; Mendes, a Chinese woman; and others were also taken into custody in the raid.

Insiders revealed that Christian women were subjected to sexual exploitation after being trafficked to the neighbouring country soon after their false marriage.

FIA Jameel Meo said that the investigative agency raided a local housing society near Lahore airport, under the supervision of Director Zone II Rustam Chauhan.