The Balochistan government has approved the formation of the Coastal Highway Police for security of the coastal highway.
DIG Highways Balochistan Barkat Hussain Khosa has been assigned a special task to form the Coastal Highway Police.
DIG Khosa reached Gwadar on a three-day visit where he will inspect different sections of Makran Coastal Highway in regards to the formation of the police force.
The Coastal Highway Police will consist of 1,000 personnel. Two rescue centres will be set up on the coastal highway and check posts will be set up at nine different places. 100 personnel will be deployed for each post.
Circle offices will also be set up at three points where DSPs will be posted while 2 SP offices will be set up at Ormara and Gwadar. One DIG will be stationed at Ormara.
It has also been decided to make Gwadar Tehsil Ormara the headquarters of the Coastal Highway Police.
There will be a capacity to accommodate 50 persons in two rescue centers. Recruitment will be done from all over Makran in the month of July this year.
Construction of check posts will begin soon. Highway police stations and rescue centres. The construction will cost more than Rs800 million.
In the first phase, 400 constables and other personnel will be recruited from the three districts of Gwadar, Kech and Panjgur in Makran.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 24th, 2021.