According to the reports of Voice of America, China has apparently imprisoned dozens of Muslim women in Xinjiang region who are married to the men in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B)—Pakistan.
The issue was raised and addressed in an unanimously passed resolution of the legislative assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan, lawmakers on Sunday.
The resolution asked the federal government to take immediate steps to make sure that captured more than fifty Chinses wives be released—who as per reports are taken into custody while visiting their relatives in their native towns in Xinjiang.
The deputy speaker of the assembly was quoted as telling that the women were taken into custody during a Chinese anti-terrorism crackdown in Xinjiang.
The captives are married to the men of Gilgit-Baltistan who are majorly linked with trading activities via the Khunjerab Pass—the only land path that links Pakistan and China and is four thousand five hundred meters above sea level.
The regional lawmakers urged that the history of intermarriages between Gilgit-Baltistan and Xinjiang dates to many decades, and both the border regions share extensive cultural ties. They emphasised that the detained Chinese women were innocent and had no kind of links to any fundamental elements.
The federal officials of both China and Pakistan have not quickly responded a reaction to the charges levelled in the resolution.
The official of China blames the outlawed East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) of plotting terrorist attacks within and much beyond the province.
The Gilgit-Baltistan region is the gateway to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The CPEC is a multipackaged project which includes building rails and roads, economic free zones and power plants in Pakistan with an approximate $62 billion Chinese investment.
Many Chinese are presently working in Pakistan on the CPEC-related projects.