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Bride market trafficks Pakistani Christian ladies to Asia
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In this 14, 2019 photo, Muqadas Ashraf speaks to The Associated Press in Gujranwala, Pakistan april. Muqadas Ashraf ended up being simply 16 whenever her moms and dads married her off to A chinese man whom had arrive at Pakistan trying to find a bride. Not as much as five months later on, Muqadas has returned home in Pakistan, seeking and pregnant a breakup from the spouse she states ended up being abusive. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
A marriage agent is spray-painted on the wall of a warehouse in Pei County in eastern China's Jiangsu province in this April 29, 2019 photo, graffiti advertising. In Asia, interest in foreign brides has installed, a legacy associated with the policy that is one-child skewed the country’s gender balance toward men. In the past few years, tens and thousands of Chinese employees went to Pakistan working on Asia's Belt and path construction jobs, plus some gone back to Asia with Pakistani wives. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
GUJRANWALA, Pakistan – Hundreds women from Pakistan's small Christian minority have now been trafficked to China as brides in present months as their impoverished community is targeted within an aggressive marriage that is new, activists and officials state.
Agents offer desperately bad moms and dads thousands of bucks to provide girls in wedding to Chinese men, also cruising outside churches for prospective brides.