Special Security Division established to secure CPEC

Interior Ministry issues notification for division

News Desk January 22, 2017
PHOTO: AFP

A Special Security Division has been established to secure the $55 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The division, which comprises nine army battalions and six civil wings encompassing 13,700 personnel, has been tasked with securing CPEC projects and protecting Chinese nationals working on the projects.

The Ministry of Interior has also issued a notification in this regard according to Radio PakistanThe ministry will subsequently issue deployment orders after requisition from provinces, an official of the planning division was quoted as having remarked.

CPEC security division: Retired army personnel to be hired

Earlier it was reported that retired army personnel will be hired to secure the economic corridor. Further, plans for setting up a special police unit to provide security to CPEC projects were also under consideration.

CPEC formally started operations in November last year after hundreds of Chinese trucks laden with goods rolled into the Sost dry port in Gilgit-Baltistan. CPEC includes around 3,000-kilometre long highways, railways and pipelines which will connect China’s Xinjiang province to the rest of the world through Gwadar port.

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Ranked | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend CPEC is a project of the army, for the army and run by the army, in a country where a retired Ph.d professor of 22nd grade gets nothing more than a pension, a FA pass army officers gets plots, jobs even after retirement.
Shamrock | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend Develop a special security division to protect common man against terrorists also.
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