The Issue of Xinjiang is Too Raised
Mohammad Faisal, a spokesman for Pakistan’s foreign affairs ministry, said some foreign media were trying to raise this issue by spreading false information. Faisal also responded to news of the detention of Pakistani citizens by China.
Insa Khan left Xinjiang as a child but still feels on the fringes of life in Pakistan[/caption]
“According to Chinese authorities, out of 44 women, six in Pakistan. Four have been convicted of various charges, three of which are under investigation, eight are undergoing voluntary training. Twenty-three women are free and live in their own Xinjiang free will,” he said reported by Channel News Asia.
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A number of extra-judicial detention centers have been reported in the Xinjiang region. This camp was created to accommodate as many as one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslim minorities.
Among them are believed to be dozens of women married to men from neighboring Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan. There people regularly crossed the border into China to trade.
In recent years, Pakistan has strongly encouraged its relations with China. Pakistan praised the investment of tens of billions of dollars launched by Beijing to the country.
The Chinese authorities have long asserted their crackdown in Xinjiang aims to counter international terrorism. Separatists are considered likely to join foreign extremists such as Al Qaeda.
They described the camps as “vocational education centers” for people who appeared to be interested in Islamic extremism and separatism.
Faisal said his ministry and Chinese authorities would continue to coordinate on this issue. “The Chinese authorities also offered to arrange visits to Xinjiang from the families of women convicted,” he said.