Pak to form special force for CPEC technicians’ security: report



The government is putting together a force of around 10,000 personnel for security of technicians and engineers working on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, a Chinese news agency has reported.

According to the report, Pakistan will form a special security force for the $46 billion foreign investment projects. Around 14,000 Chinese technicians and engineers are working on some 210 projects under CPEC in Pakistan. Contingents of special security force will be deployed for their protection.

Reportedly, key military departments will train the special force to combat different situations.

Chinese premier Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had signed an agreement of $46 billion investment dubbed as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on 20 April 2015.

The massive foreign investment irked India and Nawaz’s counterpart Narendra Modi held a meeting with Xi on sidelines of summit in Russian Ufa. He expressed his reservations over the humongous investment in neighbouring Pakistan.

The corridor will link Gwadar Port to China’s autonomous region of Xinjiang through a vast network of highways. The project has four different routes under construction.