Over 300 police personnel to guard Sindh-Balochistan border


KARACHI: With an aim to ensure the safety and security of foreign nationals, particularly Chinese nationals, more than 381 well-trained police personnel will guard the Sindh-Balochistan border to keep an eye on terrorists entering the province from Balochistan.

Recently, the Consulate General of the Republic of China was attacked in the port city, claiming the lives of security guards and police personnel deployed at the site. Luckily, all three terrorists were gunned down and no Chinese was hurt in the attack.

The responsibility of the attack was claimed by the banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).

Soon after the attack, sources told Pakistan Today that the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah along with his cabinet members, police chief and other law enforcement agencies personnel had visited the site to check the overall security arrangements and show solidarity with the Chinese.

The Sindh CM had called a high-powered meeting to devise the future strategy to ensure the safety and security of foreign nationals staying in Sindh province. It was decided that the police authorities should ensure the deployment of well-trained personnel at the borders of Sindh and Balochistan.

“At present, there is only one police station at the concerned border where the police force may immediately be deployed and more than 69 random check posts are being added. “The deployment of around 381 police personnel and 10 police van have been deployed at the borders to check movement of all those entering Sindh province”, sources said.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Kaleem Imam has also been directed to monitor the performance of the deployed police force at the border to avoid any untoward terrorist activity by the BLA.