China assisting Pakistan against illegal matchmaking centers: Embassy

Posted In: News Date:Apr 14th, 2019

ISLAMABAD: A spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy Saturday said China was cooperating with Pakistani law enforcement agencies to crack down on the illegal matchmaking centers, rejecting the media reports regarding human trafficking and sale of human organs in China as ‘misleading and baseless.’

In a statement, the spokesperson said both China and Pakistan adopted rule of law and firmly opposed human trafficking and sale of human organs.

“We notice that recently some unlawful matchmaking centers made illegal profits from brokering cross-national marriages. Both Chinese and Pakistani youths are victims of these illegal agents,” he remarked.

He said the Chinese laws and regulations strictly prohibited the cross-national matchmaking centers.

Deputy Chief of Mission Lijian Zhao tweeted that Chinese police cracked down on two illegal marriage centers involving Pakistanis in Shandong province.

In a video shared on social media by the DCM, police can be seen standing outside a closed matchmaking center.