BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
CHILAS: As part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC) security, police in Gilgit-Baltistan’s (G-B) Diamer district has formally started patrolling roads and different areas in the district.
“At least 10 vehicles have been spared for that purpose,” said inspector police Muhammad Wakeel on Wednesday.
“The SHOs and SDPOs in the valley will oversee the patrolling under the overall supervision of SSP Shoaib Khurram,” Wakeel told Outpost.
He said the staff taking part in the patrolling is trained and well-mannered and will be available round the clock to timely help people and respond to incidents and events.
The Diamer police decision comes a month after China donated 25 vehicles to G-B government as part of CPEC.
The prime minister Nawaz Sharif in is latest visit to Gilgit inaugurated the CPEC patrolling police headquarters in G-B.
The patrolling force comprising 300 personnel and 25 vehicles, which have been gifted by China, will help ensure safe and smooth flow of traffic on the 439-kilometre chunk of the CPEC project in G-B.
The G-B government has already decided to allocate a substantial piece of land to Pakistan Army in Diamer district so it can set up headquarters and ensure security for CPEC that passes through G-B.