Do not want to offend China
The rest were granted bail, the report said. He was deported from Pakistan. Investigators were pressured by Pakistani authorities to drop the case. At the same time, journalists were asked to refrain from speaking on the issue. He was asked not to report further on the issue.
The two countries have very close ties. Pakistan does not want to offend China in any way. Due to this, the government of Pakistan did not show any activity in the investigation. His attitude in this case was unusual.
In December 2019, the Associated Press (AP) news agency reported that the investigation was halted because investigators were under pressure from government officials. He feared that it could damage Pakistan’s relations with China. The Chinese ambassador to Pakistan had also denied on local television that any case of prostitution had come to light.
India has been objecting to Pakistan’s silence
No case of smuggling of brides from Pakistan to China has been registered since December 2019. Incidentally, this was the time when the Corona epidemic began. As a result, international borders have been closed.
This is not the first time that Pakistan has reached an agreement on human rights violations to maintain strong ties with China. India has been raising Islamabad’s silence in global forums about the gross violation of the human rights of Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region.
The US State Department in its 2021 Human Trafficking Report documented the Chinese government’s comprehensive forced labor policy. The report says that China does not meet the minimum standards for eliminating smuggling. Its efforts in this direction are incomplete.