Islamabad police to strengthen security for CPEC, non-CPEC projects

Islamabad: Pakistani Islamabad police on Saturday afternoon decided to strengthen security for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.

It was also decided to apply all the standard operating procedures for non-CPEC security projects on the pattern of CPEC Security, said a police statement.

A high level police meeting here, approved to set up a foreigners’ security cell in the Central Police Office (CPO) with requisite staff and logistics.

The District Foreign Security Cell (DFSC) will be headed by additional superintendent operations under the supervision of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations.

Similarly, Special Branch, Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and Security Division will audit the security arrangements periodically, the police statement added.

The Capital police will engage the services of Chinese speaking young Pakistani men and women to assist the Chinese living in non-CPEC projects and working for other private companies.

The meeting was informed that steps are taken following the Ministry of Interior directions regarding security of Chinese/foreign nationals. Necessary coordination will be done with Foreign office and other Law enforcement agencies.

Data integration at DFSC will be done with the help of National Database Registration Authority.

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Inspector General of Police Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan. Senior officers of Capital Police were present on the occasion.