The Punjab government has directed regional police officers and district police officers to make sure that Chinese nationals working on various development projects in the province are safe and secure, The Express Tribune has learnt.
The government told the police officials that several Chinese nationals were scheduled to visit the province for energy projects in the coming days and there were reports that militant groups could target them, an official said. The officials were directed to deploy police personnel to guard them at all times, and take any other measure needed to protect the Chinese nationals and make them feel safe. The DPOs were told to review security arrangements personally, the official added.
Chinese experts are to visit Cholistan soon to work on a project with the Punjab government to build solar energy plants. The intelligence agencies had warned that militants may target the visiting guests.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2013.
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