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Pakistan Should Heed Alarm Bells Over ‘Bride’ Trafficking

Expand Pakistani women carry wood to be used as fuel for cooking and heating, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Anjum Naveed Pakistan’s government should be alarmed by recent reports of trafficking of women and girls to China. These allegations are disturbingly similar to the pattern of trafficking of “brides” to China from at least five other Asian countries. Earlier this month, a Pakistani television station gained entry to what it said was a matchmaking center in Lahore where six women and girls, two only 13-years-old, were held awaiting transit to China as…

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