RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif visited on Friday the headquarters of the newly raised Special Security Division (SSD) for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
According to a press release issued by the ISPR, the COAS was given a detailed briefing on progress in raising the force and wide-ranging security aspects regarding the CPEC.
Gen Sharif reiterated the army’s commitment to providing security for CPEC and the workforce involved in the project, terming it a game-changer for the country which had the potential to transform the lives of its people.
He stressed the need for ensuring a peaceful environment for executing the planned development projects.
“We are totally aware of all campaigns against the corridor and the security forces are ready to pay any price to turn this long-cherished dream into reality.”
He said all possible measures must be taken in coordination with law-enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to make the CPEC a success and beneficial for all.
ISPR Director General Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa said in a tweet that the division raised for protecting the CPEC was “coming up well” and “timelines” were being met.
Published in Dawn, February 20th, 2016