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The Capuchin priest immediately summoned the woman's family to his parish office.
"Her mother, a housemaid, was quite adamant in arguing that her daughter's foreign fiancé had converted to Christianity," Father Jalal told
Catholic Churches in Pakistan are also warning parishioners against falling victim to this trend, which has skyrocketed with the growing influx of Chinese traveling to the Islamic Republic to work on projects related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a 60-billion-dollar project that was launched in 2015.
The CPEC encompasses a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking China's resource-rich Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the west of the country with Pakistan's strategic Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea.
"They'd even accepted 80,000 rupees (US0) from him, including the hospital expenses for a 23-year-old member of their family who had recently been injured in a motorbike accident," he said.
The priest decided to meet the Chinese man to assess whether his intentions were genuine.
The Chinese embassy has also refused to dispense visas to 90 Pakistani women who planned to travel to China with their spouses.
"The gangs even prey on girls with mental and physical disabilities.Loath to see an innocent young woman exploited, Father Jalal threatened to report the family to the police as possible accessories to human trafficking.Upon hearing the news, over 400 locals in Lahore's Mariam Nishat Colony gathered at the priest's office this January."Clearly he just wanted to find a wife as quickly as possible.
And in such phony marriages as these, there can be no genuine sense of commitment or love." Father Jalal is now leading a social media campaign against mixed marriages between Pakistani women and Chinese husbands.Meanwhile, videos from Pakistani-Chinese couples are now surfacing on social media to counter the claims of sham marriages.