KARACHI: Provincial chief executive of Sindh has given the go-ahead for appointment of 813 police personnel for security of projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
On recommendation of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, A.D. Khowaja, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved the summary for appointment of over 800 personnel to strengthen Special Protection Unit (SPU) constituted for the security of the CPEC and labourers working on it.
The provincial police chief had submitted that 813 personnel after they successfully completed the merit based process of induction into Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and Rapid Response Force (RRF).
In April 2015, China and Pakistan launched CPEC for energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan worth $46 billion, linking their economies and underscoring China’s economic ambitions in Asia and beyond.
The plan, which would eclipse U.S. spending in Pakistan over the last decade or so, is part of China’s aim to forge “Silk Road” land and sea ties to markets in the Middle East and Europe.
The two sides had also agreed to strengthen cooperation in civil nuclear energy, space and maritime technology, counter-terrorism and defense.