Chinese envoy, IG discuss security of foreign engineers

Our Correspondent
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

LAHORE: Inspector General of Police Punjab Dr Usman Anwar called on Chinese Consul General Zhao Shiren at the office of Chinese Consulate General here on Monday. Accompanying IG Punjab were DIG Special Protection Unit Muntazir Mehdi, DIG Operations Lahore Faisal Kamran and CTO Amara Athar.

The meeting primarily focused on discussing security concerns regarding Chinese citizens, engineers, experts and business delegations in Punjab. Inspector General of Police Punjab emphasised that the security of Chinese experts and residents is of paramount importance to the Punjab Police, reaffirming their unwavering commitment to safeguarding them.

He highlighted the vigilant stance of the Special Protection Unit (SPU) in ensuring the security of Chinese citizens and experts across the province. He underscored the enhanced security measures implemented for Chinese residents, including tightened patrolling by Punjab Police and the Punjab Highway Patrol team along the traffic routes frequently used by the Chinese citizens.

Inspector General of Police Punjab also noted the heightened security measures in place for the residences, offices, and working sites of Chinese citizens, emphasising the concerted efforts to bolster their safety.

Additionally, he acknowledged the invaluable support extended by China to Punjab Police in terms of information sharing, modern training, and capacity building. Chinese Consul General expressed satisfaction with the security arrangements provided by the Punjab Police for Chinese experts and citizens involved in various projects, particularly the CPEC.