Special Security Division formed to guard CPEC projects

11:36 AM | 22 Jan, 2017
Special Security Division formed to guard CPEC projects
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has established a Special Security Division for the security of the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

The Ministry of Interior has issued a notification to this effect, Radio Pakistan reported.

The Special Security Division has been assigned the duty of protecting projects under CPEC and Chinese workers working on these projects.

The division will comprise nine army battalions and six civil wings having 13,700 personnel.

According to an official of Planning Division, after requisition from the provinces, deployment order shall be issued by the Ministry of Interior.

It may be mentioned here that China has already expressed satisfaction regarding the security arrangements during the recent sixth Joint Cooperation Committee meeting held in Beijing.