Re-evaluate security for Chinese, IGP tells officers

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Inspector General of Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan has said that provision of foolproof security to foreign nationals, especially Chinese experts working on CPEC projects, businessmen and ordinary Chinese citizens is among the top priorities of the Punjab Police.

“The Special Protection Unit (SPU) should re-evaluate the security arrangements with effective use of available resources and utilisation of modern technology.”

IG Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan issued the directives while presiding over a meeting held to review performance of the Special Protection Unit (SPU) at Central Police Office here on Thursday.

The IG Police said that the security of Chinese nationals working on the CPEC projects, sites and other private projects should be freshly audited and data of focal persons, drivers and security guards working with Chinese citizens must be re-verified.

He further said that all private security companies which provide guards or other staff for security to Chinese nationals should be re-inspected. Supervisory officers have been directed to do regular inspection of CPEC project sites.

During the meeting, SPU DIG Munir Ahmad Zia Rao briefed the IGP and said that Chinese and other foreign nationals working on CPEC and other projects are distinguished guests of Pakistan and their security measures are ensured at any cost.

Meanwhile, on the directives of IG Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan, steps are underway to reduce accidents and ensure smooth flow of traffic by improving traffic management across the province.

DIG Traffic Punjab Sohail Akhtar Sukhera issued orders to take action against overloading, over speeding and vehicle owners fixing green number plates, blue and red revolving flicker lights on private vehicles.

In a letter sent by DIG Traffic Sohail Akhtar Sukhera to all the Chief Traffic Officers and District Traffic Officers of the province, it has been directed to take action against the violators indiscriminately and their vehicles should also be detained in police stations.

The letter further said that progress reports of the operations in this regard should be sent to the Traffic Headquarters, Punjab on a daily basis.

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