Our Chinese husbands running a brothel in Lahore, say two Pakistani girls

11:45 AM | 20 May, 2019
Our Chinese husbands running a brothel in Lahore, say two Pakistani girls
LAHORE – Two girls from eastern Punjab province have alleged that their Chinese husbands, who claimed to be Muslims, attempted to smuggle them to China and were running a brothel in Lahore on the pretext of a marriage bureau.

Samina and Tasawur Bibi of Kot Momin tehsil, told local media that their parents married them off to Chinese men, who assured their parents they would keep the girls in Lahore and arrange business for the families.

But, soon after they realised that their ‘husbands’ were neither Muslim nor honest, they managed to escape from a brothel in Lahore’s DHA Phase I being run by the Chinese men.

The girls also approached a lawyer for dissolution of marriage and appealed to the Punjab inspector general of police to take action against the culprits.

While most of the Pakistani families are eagerly waiting for any information on their daughters, who were married to Chinese men and later taken to China, a Chinese diplomat serving in Pakistan has claimed that China found no evidence of human trafficking.

Lijian Zhao, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, shared the video of a Pakistan girl telling how happily married she is to her Chinese husband. The Chinese man is seen holding her in the video.

Sharing the video, the diplomat said that most marriages between China and Pakistan are good.

He assured the Pakistani nation that illegal marriage brokers shall be punished, not brides and bridegrooms.

“These are lies Pakistani girls are trafficked to China for forced prostitution or sale of organs. We investigated and found no evidence,” he wrote.

Zhao’s latest tweet comes amid a Federal Investigation Agency’s crackdown after Pakistani women reported that they were trapped into fake marriages by Chinese nationals.

China has been expressing support for Pakistan's crackdown on those involved in fraudulent transnational marriages. China has also sent a task force to Pakistan for law enforcement cooperation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Pakistani Missions in China are closely monitoring the situation and extending all possible assistance to Pakistani citizens who may have any complaints on the subject.

A spokesperson of the Chinese embassy in Islamabad had earlier said, "If any organization or individual commits a crime in Pakistan under the banner of the cross-border marriage, China supports the Pakistani side to crackdown on it according to Pakistani laws."

The statement of the spokesperson however mentioned that several media reports were based on fabricated facts and were spreading rumors on linking illegal marriages with forced prostitution in China.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies - Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 2 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45  77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold registers big fall in Pakistan; check today gold rates in Pakatan - 2 December 2023

The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 2 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Karachi PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Islamabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Peshawar PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Quetta PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sialkot PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Attock PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujranwala PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Jehlum PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Multan PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Bahawalpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujrat PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nawabshah PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Chakwal PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Hyderabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nowshehra PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sargodha PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Faisalabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Mirpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705


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