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Court seeks challan in bride trafficking case

FAISALABAD: A local court on Monday extended judicial remand of Chinese nationals in a case related to alleged fake marriages with Pakistani girls, ARY News reported.

FIA had launched a crackdown against Chinese nationals following media reports about mistreatment and sexual exploitation of Pakistani women in China after their marriage with Chinese nationals.

The accused were presented in the court of Judicial Magistrate Aamir Raza.

At the outset of the hearing lawyer of the accused Chinese nationals said the Investigation Officer (IO) has failed to produce challan in the case.

“My clients landed on a legal visa in Pakistan and doing business here”, he said.

The court ordered the IO of the case to present the challan of the case on next hearing of the case and extended the remand of the accused of 14 days.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had revealed that fake religion certificates were used for marriages of Chinese citizens with Pakistani brides.

Read more: Human trafficking: FIA arrests 14 Chinese nationals, recovers 3 girls

According to FIA officials, it was found that the gang member comprising of Chinese nationals have prepared fake religion certificates to deceive Pakistani families.

It was revealed that several fake marriage registration certificates were also generated in concerned Union Councils (UCs) of Christian girls who had married to the Chinese men.

Earlier, the Lahore court had rejected bail pleas of eleven Chinese nationals in the Pakistani bride trafficking case on May 16.

Judicial Magistrate Amir Raza, however, approved the bail of their local facilitators – Ansar and Shaukat.

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