ISLAMABAD: Chinese nationals in the capital have been asked to inform police prior to their movement, sources told Dawn on Wednesday.

This decision was taken in a meeting held to review the performance of the recently-established District Foreign Security Cell in the capital police for the security of foreigners, especially Chinese nationals.

Officials of the capital police told Dawn that during the meeting a survey report having details about the Chinese nationals living in Islamabad was shared.

Over 1,000 Chinese nationals in the federal capital are attached with over three dozen projects, companies and businesses, the officials said, adding that the Chinese attached with the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project were provided security cover by security forces and paramilitary troops.

It was decided in the meeting that either SHOs of police stations, security division or patrolling unit would provide security cover to over 1,000 Chinese nationals during their movement, the officials said, adding that the SHOs were also tasked with collecting their details.

The SHOs will ensure deployment of patrolling staff around the residences of Chinese nationals and would check and verify details of the security guards. CCTV cameras would be installed around the residences of the Chinese nationals as well as on the roads leading to their houses, the officials said, adding that DIG Operations was asked to visit the residential areas where the Chinese were living and prepare a security audit report to plug loophole in the security.

A desk is also being established at Safe City and Police Facilitation, they added.

Published in Dawn, June 16th, 2022

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