Protection of Chinese citizens Pakistan’s top priority: Mohsin Naqvi

Interior minister meets Chinese Ambassador, discusses enhanced security plans

Our Correspondent June 16, 2024


Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi on Sunday met Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Jiang Zaidong to discuss the protection and security of Chinese citizens in Pakistan.

Upon arriving at the Chinese embassy, Ambassador Zaidong warmly welcomed Naqvi.

He highlighted that the recent visit of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has strengthened ties from both ends. He also emphasised getting support from the prime minister, president, and other top leaders of China.

The interior minister outlined the measures for protecting Chinese citizens across Pakistan and discussed the security plan for Chinese engineers and staff working on CPEC and other projects.

Mohsin stated that thorough and effective SOPs are now ensuring the safety of Chinese citizens, and revealed that Islamabad is setting up a dedicated force, SPU, for the protection of foreign nationals.

“The protection of our Chinese brothers working for Pakistan's development is the government’s top priority. The everlasting friendship between Pakistan and China is unbreakable, and any conspiracy against it will be defeated,” stated Naqvi.

The Chinese Ambassador expressed satisfaction with the security arrangements, noting that Pakistan and China are all-weather friends and place great importance on their relationship.

Federal Interior Secretary Khurram Ali Agha and senior officials from the Chinese Embassy were also present at the meeting.



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