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Statement by the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan

Q: Some Pakistani media reported that several illegal matchmaking centers in Pakistan are brokering marriages between Chinese and Pakistani citizens. It is also reported that there exists illegal human trafficking or even sales of human organs. What is the view of the Embassy of China in Pakistan on these reports?

A: Both China and Pakistan adopt rule of law and firmly oppose human trafficking and sales of human organs. The above-mentioned reports about sales of organs are misleading and groundless. 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. Chinese laws and regulations strictly prohibit cross-national matchmaking centers. No individual is allowed to engage in any form of such activity by deception or for profit. The Chinese government also strictly prohibits any organization or individual from buying or selling human organs in any form, or engaging in such activities. For those who constitute a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated in accordance with the law.

China is cooperating with Pakistani law enforcement agencies to crack down on illegal matchmaking centers. We remind both Chinese and Pakistani citizens to remain vigilant and not to be cheated. We also welcome valuable clues to combat such offenses. At the same time, it is hoped that reports should be based on the facts. We hope that the public do not believe in misleading information and work together to safeguard China-Pakistan friendship.

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