ISLAMABAD: Officials of the capital administration and police held a meeting with the staff of Chinese companies for a security audit in view of last month’s suicide attack at Besham in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Five Chinese engineers and their Pakistani driver were killed in the suicide bombing while travelling from Islamabad to a hydroelectric dam construction site in Dasu.

Officials told Dawn that after the incident and under the prevailing situation more precautionary measures were required for the security of Chinese nationals and their businesses in Islamabad.

There is no specific threat for them in Islamabad but due to the prevailing situation coordination is needed with the Chinese to plug any loopholes in their security. Their views and feedback were also required to strengthen security measures to avoid any untoward incident in future, they added.

The meeting was held at the office of the chief commissioner for security audit and coordination with the Chinese staying in Islamabad and working at different sites in Pakistan.

The meeting chaired by Director General ICT Asim Ayub was attended by heads of Chinese companies operating in Islamabad and officers of the capital administration and police.

Published in Dawn, April 17th, 2024

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