Chinese firls – Pakistani brides rue marrying ‘rich’ Chinese
The seeds of the problem were sown three decades ago.
Under its purview, every couple was limited to just one offspring.
While the policy itself finally ended in 2015, its effects did not.
Her husband said that he was Muslim and was a wealthy farmer.
Along with the statements, videos of Pakistani women married to Chinese men were released.
The men do not say anything at all but stay in the frame the entire time.
The result of all this is the victimisation of unsuspecting Pakistani women.
Until now, this is probably the least considered aspect of Pakistan’s turn towards China.
Smugglers often lure women with false promises of employment in China.
But when she reached China two months later, she was shocked.
She refuses to share any further details about her days spent in China but says she is pregnant.
An investigation team from Beijing has also arrived in Islamabad to help Pakistani authorities.
However, not all marriages have a sad ending.
“I am happy with him,” she says, adding that she visited China last year and spent a month there.
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