Pakistan to set up special force for CPEC technicians’ security

KARACHI:Pakistan will set up a special force of approximately 10,000 troops to protect Chinese people and enterprises along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

According to the agency, Pakistan will form a special security force for the USD 46 billion foreign investment projects and China interests.

Key military departments will train the personnel to combat different situations. Around 14,000 Chinese technicians and engineers are working on some 210 projects in Pakistan. Contingents of special security force will be deployed for their protection.

Chinese premier Xi Jinping and Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif signed an agreement for USD 46 billion investment dubbed as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on 20 April 2015.

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