LHC to hear plea of women married to Chinese nationals

LAHORE: The Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC) on Monday accepted a petition towards the harassment of Pakistani girls married to Chinese language males by the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) and the retention of their id paperwork by the Ministry of International Affairs (MoFA).

“The FIA is preserving the MoFA from verifying the nikahnamas. The courtroom ought to order the ministry to confirm the nikahnamas of ladies married to Chinese language males,” the attorneys for the petitioner advised the courtroom.

The petition sought that FIA be stopped from harassing girls and their Chinese language husbands, and that the petitioners’ passports and different paperwork be returned to them.

Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem selected the maintainability of the petition, which was filed by Komal Shehzadi, a lady married to a Chinese language man. Shehzadi was represented by Mian Waheed and Advocate Junaid Ghafoor.

The FIA and MoFA, made respondents to the petition, have been ordered to submit their replies to the petition within the subsequent listening to.

Final week, two girls married to Chinese language males had sought motion towards the FIA for illegally preserving them from travelling to China with their husbands.

The FIA has over the previous three weeks arrested scores of Chinese language nationals and their suspected native abettors from varied elements of the nation in reference to its investigation right into a transnational gang allegedly concerned in contracting pretend marriages between Chinese language males and Pakistani girls, who’re later compelled into prostitution and the unlawful organ commerce.

The FO has backed the Chinese language authorities’s stance on the matter and mentioned that Beijing has provided Islamabad “all doable cooperation” within the matter.

“The related authorities from each the governments are in shut contact on this subject,” the spokesperson had mentioned in a press launch. “The federal government of China had provided all doable cooperation on the difficulty, which was extremely appreciated. Either side are intently coordinating their efforts.”

The FO spokesperson additionally mentioned that “it’s important to keep away from sensationalism” and that “delicate issues needs to be reported solely on the idea of established information.”

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