Govt to provide security to all CPEC projects: Murad Ali Shah


Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah Thursday (today) has said that security of projects being constructed under the realm of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is vital and the government is attending to the requirements.

A meeting was convened by the Chief Minister in Sindh Secretariat with an agenda to discuss the $46 billion investment of neighbouring China in Pakistan.

Chief Secretary, Sindh Police Inspector General, Murtaza Wahab, Home Secretary and other dignitaries attended the meeting.

While addressing the participants, Murad Ali Shah said that CPEC would put Pakistan on track to fast-paced progress which is why the security of the projects was a big concern.

A dedicated security division has been setup by the federal government for the purpose, he said.

Shah said that there are supposed to be six wings in the division which would comprise of around 4,502 personnel of army as well as civil forces.

During the ongoing term of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, he entered an agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping of the historic foreign investment in Pakistan over a course of coming years.

Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif vowed to provide for the complete protection of the projects.

Earlier this year, an Indian spy was caught in Balochistan who confessed to having been tasked with surveillance of CPEC and funding terrorists for unrest in Karachi and other parts.