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Pak deploys over 1.5k cops in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for safety of Chinese nationals

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India Today World Desk

Pakistan has deployed over 1,500 police personnel to make sure the safety of Chinese professionals engaged on completely different initiatives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 5, 2023 11:11 IST

The Pakistan authorities’s transfer got here in apprehension of native terror assaults within the area. (Representative picture)

By India Today World Desk: More than 1,500 police personnel from Pakistan’s Special Security Unit (SSU) have been deployed to offer safety to Chinese professionals engaged on completely different improvement initiatives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, The News International reported, citing officers.

Along with SSU, a number of district police personnel and members of the Elite Force and Frontier Reserve Police have additionally been deputed within the northwestern province of Pakistan.

Inspector General of Police Akhtar Hayat Khan confirmed the event at a perform at China Window in Peshawar. Khan stated he has already visited a few of these initiatives to hold out an inspection of the safety after assuming cost as IG, The News International reported.

“Adequate security has been provided to the Chinese projects in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. As many as 1,500 policemen of the SSU along with other cops from district police, Elite Force and FRP are providing them with security in KP,” The News International quoted Akhtar Hayat Khan as saying.

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Akhtar Hayat Khan has said that people who play a vital function within the improvement of each the province and Pakistan shall be supplied with safety. Additionally, he has introduced the formation of a particular safety unit inside the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police to guard overseas people, which has just lately been upgraded.

The police chief has additionally revealed that there have been 495 terrorist assaults in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa final yr and that the Counter-Terrorism Department has been reformed and activated within the former tribal districts to fight terrorism and reestablish peace, based on a report by The News International. In February, Rana Sanaullah, the Interior Minister of Pakistan, made a dedication to offer flawless safety for Chinese nationals in Gwadar, based on The Balochistan Post.

“All locals and foreign nationals would be provided foolproof security,” Sanaullah stated whereas reviewing the safety preparations.

During his go to to Gwadar, Rana Sanaullah inspected the safety preparations for Chinese nationals and was briefed on the legislation and order scenario in Gwadar and Mekran.

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According to The Balochistan Post, Sanaullah revealed that one % of all CPEC initiatives are reserved for safety functions. This go to follows Pakistan’s directive for Chinese nationals to enlist personal safety companies for cover after a mosque explosion occurred at Peshawar’s Police Lines.

The Punjab Home Department has instructed Chinese nationals residing within the province or working for personal companies to safe the companies of A-category personal safety firms for his or her security.

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Mar 5, 2023