Pakistan to provide foolproof security to CPEC, Chinese nationals in Pakistan: FM Qureshi informs China

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Pakistan to provide foolproof security to CPEC, Chinese nationals in Pakistan: FM Qureshi informs China
Pakistan to provide foolproof security to CPEC, Chinese nationals in Pakistan: FM Qureshi informs China

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, accompanied by Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt General Faiz Hameed, during his visit to Beijing informed the Chinese authorities about the review of security arrangements and new measures that were being put in place to prevent Dasu-like incidents in the future, reported Tribune.

Official sources told The Express Tribune that the new security measures would now cover all Chinese investment and workers irrespective of whether they are part of the CPEC projects or not.

The Dasu hydropower plant is not part of the CPEC projects and hence security arrangements were not the same.

Pakistan has raised a special security division headed by a two-star general to provide foolproof security to CPEC projects and the Chinese nationals working on them.

Now after the Dasu incident, similar security measures would be in place for all projects where Chinese companies and their nationals are involved, according to the sources.

The security arrangements are being reviewed in the view of potential threats being faced by CPEC and other Chinese investment by the “hostile agencies” towards both China and Pakistan.

The sources said Qureshi assured Chinese authorities that Pakistan would provide comprehensive security to their nationals working on CPEC and other projects.

A joint statement issued after talks between Foreign Minister Qureshi and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi read that both sides vowed to expose the culprits behind the Kohistan bus attack and give them “exemplary punishment”.

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