LAHORE (Reuters) – Federal research Authority (FIA) have arrested 12 suspected individuals of prostitution ring taking younger Pakistani girls to China, part of a growing human trafficking problem often based totally on faux marriages, officers stated on Monday.

those arrested protected 8 chinese language nationals and four Pakistanis, said Jameel Ahmad, a top professional at Pakistan s Federal investigation business enterprise (FIA), which offers with human trafficking.

"We busted the crowd after the FIA obtained data approximately increasing smuggling of Pakistani woman to China wherein they may be thrown into prostitution," Ahmad said.


He stated several gangs were believed to be running, particularly focused on members of Pakistan s Christian minority.

The arrests got here every week after Human Rights Watch stated Pakistan need to be alarmed via current reports of trafficking of girls and girls to China. It stated the allegations had been disturbingly much like the sample of trafficking of "brides" to China from at the least 5 other Asian nations.

The chinese language embassy in Islamabad has additionally raised the alarm over illegal, go-border matchmaking offerings which can be regularly a front for human trafficking.

remaining month the embassy said China was cooperating with Pakistani law enforcement agencies to crack down on unlawful matchmaking. It denied reviews that the girls were being trafficked for the sale in their organs as "misleading and groundless".

Ahmad stated a police raid he led on a marriage ceremony final week the jap city of Faisalabad become a major leap forward in the investigation.

He stated a man and a woman from China and a faux priest have been arrested at the rite in which a Christian female became to be married.

"the gang individuals confessed that they have got sent at the least 36 Pakistani ladies to China where they're getting used for prostitution," he said. Most people have been Christians from exclusive districts in eastern Punjab province, he said.