RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday reiterated Pak Army’s commitment to provide security for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the work force involved, terming this to be a game changer for Pakistan which has the potential to transform the lives of people of the country.
He stated this during visit to headquarters of the newly raised Special Security Division (SSD) for security of CPEC.
On arrival, the COAS was received by Lieutenant General Malik Zafar Iqbal and Major General Abid Rafique, Commander SSD.
He was given a detailed briefing on the progress of raising of the force and wide ranging security aspects of CPEC.
General Raheel Sharif emphasized the need to ensure a peaceful environment to be able to push all the planned developmental projects.
He said: “We are totally aware of all campaigns against the Corridor.”
The Army Chief vowed that the security forces are ready to pay any price to turn this long cherished dream into reality.
He instructed that all possible measures must be taken in coordination with law enforcement agencies and other stake holders to make CPEC a success and beneficial for all and sundry.
The CPEC, a network of roads, railways and pipelines, involves energy and infrastructure projects linking the neighbors economies and creating an “economic corridor” between Pakistan‘s Gwadar port and China‘s western Xinjiang region.