LAHORE: A local court on Monday extended judicial remand of 11 Chinese nationals, allegedly involved in trafficking of Pakistani girls to China after contracting marriages with them, for another 14 days.
Judicial Magistrate Amir Raza conducted the proceedings wherein the suspects including Hongfa Yang, Chuanjia Liu, Libing Liu, Bo Wang, Gongze He, Tianyi Liu, Yang Feng Xnu, Song Guoqlang, Liu, We Linping and others were produced.
The court directed investigation officer for ensuring completion and submission of challan (charge-sheet) by the next date of hearing after the defence counsel stated that the police had not completed the challan yet.
The court, adjourning the matter till June 24, also extended the judicial remand of the Chinese nationals.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested the accused from a house in Johar Town Lahore and other areas of the city on an application, filed by one Nazir Ahmad, on May 9. Nazir’s daughter told the officials that Chinese nationals had contracted marriages with Pakistani girls and took them to China allegedly for prostitution.
The FIA had arrested a number of Chinese nationals during a crackdown over the charges of human-trafficking.—APP