While Anju from India and Seema Haider from Pakistan are still adjusting to their new lives in each other’s countries, another woman has ventured across borders in pursuit of love.
A Chinese woman named Gao Fang, aged 20 and hailing from North China, made the bold decision to seek her soulmate in Pakistan. She fell in love with Javed, an 18-year-old residing in the Samar Bagh area of the Upper Dir valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). To embrace her new life and future with Javed, Fang converted to Islam and adopted the name Kiswa.
The couple’s love story began on Snapchat, and over the course of three years, they nurtured their commitment to one another. Despite living miles apart, their connection only grew stronger with time. Recently, Fang entered Pakistan through the Sost border, near the Khunjerab Pass, and subsequently traveled to KP via Gilgit-Baltistan.
Fang arrived in Pakistan on a tourist visa, allowing her three months to be with her beloved Javed. However, due to security concerns, the Lower Dir District Police provided her with protection. The police confirmed that the couple met through a social media app and had been in contact for the past three years.
Fang’s arrival in Lower Dir occurred just three days ago, on a Sunday, marking the beginning of a new chapter in her life as she prepares to tie the knot with Javed. Their love story serves as a testament to the power of connection across borders and the willingness to embrace change for the sake of love.