KARACHI: Government is putting together a force comprising of around 10,000 personnel for security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Chinese news agency 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.
The massive foreign investment irked India and Nawaz’s counterpart, Narendra Modi held a meeting with Xi on sidelines of summit in Russian Ufa. He expressed his reservations over the humongous investment in neighbouring Pakistan.
The corridor will link Gwadar Port to China’s autonomous region of Xinjiang through a vast network of highways. The project has four different routes under construction.
Earlier in the week, Nawaz Sharif inaugurated M8 Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab Motorway which has been built under the economic corridor project for Rs 13 billion.