In yet another cross-border story, now the Chinese woman, identified by the media as Gao Feng, has gone to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to meet her Pakistani lover.
The 21-year-old woman arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday by road from China via Gilgit on a three-month visit visa and she was picked up by her 18-year-old friend Javed, a resident of Bajaur tribal district bordering Afghanistan, PTI reported citing Pakistani officials.
According to police, Feng and Javed were in contact through Snapchat for the last three years and gradually the friendship developed into a love affair.
According to District Police Lower Dir District, the Chinese woman in the Samarbagh area is under full security protection. However, her movement is restricted at the moment due to both the Muharram observances and prevailing security concerns in the region.
The travel documents of the woman are in order, police said, adding that she has not yet performed the nikah with javed.
The news of the Chinese girl travelling to Pakistan for the pursuit of love comes at a time when in a similar incident, a 34-year-old married Indian woman Anju, from Rajasthan, travelled to the Upper Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to meet her 29-year-old Pakistani friend Nasrulla whom she met on Facebook.
Anju later married Nasrulla after converting to Islam and now has a new name, Fatima.
In another similar incident, Seema Ghulam Haider, a 30-year-old Pakistani mother of four, sneaked into India to live with Sachin Meena, a 22-year-old Hindu man she got in touch with while playing PUBG in 2019.
Seema and Sachin live in the Rabupura area of Greater Noida, near Delhi, where he runs a provision store, according to Uttar Pradesh Police.