March 23, 2023

China will provide bulletproof vehicles to its workers in Pakistan, know why Dragon took this step

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Islamabad: Pakistan and China have agreed to use bullet-proof vehicles for Chinese nationals working on CPEC projects on their exit, to protect them from terrorist attacks. This information was given in a media news on Sunday. This step has been taken after China had expressed concern about the safety of its personnel. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) connects Pakistan’s Gwadar port in the Arabian Sea with Kashgar in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

The $60 billion CPEC is a major project of President Xi Jinping under China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The safety of its workers has been a major obstacle in the implementation of various projects of China. The two sides have also agreed to strengthen the capabilities of law enforcement agencies and investigators in the draft of the 11th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of CPEC, reported The Express Tribune.

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“It has been decided that bullet-proof vehicles will be used for all outdoor activities of the Chinese people working in the projects,” said the details of the XI JCC’s draft. expressed “deep concern” about the safety of Chinese nationals working in Pakistan on the projects and spoke with Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif during his first visit to Beijing to create a “credible and safe environment” for Chinese workers. was requested.

The details of the draft show that China is committed to providing security related equipment for capacity building of Pakistani law enforcement agencies. It has been decided to develop the National Forensic Science Agency (NFSA) on modern lines to speed up the investigation of crimes against Chinese citizens. According to the draft, Pakistan has requested China’s cooperation to modernize the National Forensic Science Laboratory in Islamabad. China has assured full cooperation for this.

According to sources, China had also asked Pakistan to hand over the security of Chinese citizens to its security personnel due to repeated attacks on its workers. The draft also suggests that Pakistan has not been able to achieve its target of expediting work on some CPEC energy projects. However, it has re-committed to “maintaining stable tax and duty policies”.

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