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Pakistani brides rue marrying 'rich' Chinese. When the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was launched in 2015, it took Pakistan by storm.
It was called a game-changer, a lifeline for the growth of tourism and job opportunities in Pakistan and the wider region. Universities across the country started teaching the Chinese language as the government focused on increased employment through the multibillion-dollar project.
Alongside the win-win situation came the matrimony advertisements.
"Long live Pak-China friendship! Attention honorable Christians," stated a banner erected in Youhanabad, the largest Christian locality in Lahore. "Proposals of deserving, poor and good families are urgently required for China. Chinese family will bear all expenses. Education is not a problem."
The first CPEC wedding gained media coverage in 2017 when a Twitter user posted photos of a pastor conducting a marriage ceremony for a Chinese man with a Pakistani Christian woman from Lahore. The hype influenced Mehak Perwaiz, 18, when she met some Chinese guests at a marriage ceremony in Faisalabad, a Punjabi city, last November. The beautician received a wedding proposal in a telephone call three days later.