Foolproof security to be ensured for Chinese in Punjab: Shehbaz Sharif

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LAHORE, Aug 02 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting here Tuesday which decided to recruit 5000 more personnel for Special Protection Unit for the projects being set up with the cooperation of China, Chinese nationals and other foreigners.

The meeting also gave approval to a crash programme for the training of private security guards.

The Chief Minister while addressing the meeting said maximum security would be provided for the projects being set up with the cooperation of China and Chinese nationals working on these projects, adding Special Protection Unit had been set up for which five thousand more personnel would be deputed.

He directed that recruitment process of five thousand more personnel for Special Protection Unit should immediately be started and all necessary measures should be taken for the security of Chinese nationals working on CPEC and other projects.

The Chief Minister said that special training on modern lines was being given to officials of Special Protection Unit.
He said ex-Army officers would give training to security guards in TEVTA institutions. The guards completing training would also attend refresher courses and that the training of first batch of security guards would start from the end of current month.
Shehbaz Sharif said the scope of the training programme would be expanded in phases to existing guards.
The Chief Minister directed that training programme of security guards should be implemented in an organized and professional manner and third party certification mechanism of training programme should also be evolved. He directed Cabinet Committee on Law and Order to pay regular visit to Chinese projects to review security arrangements.
Shehbaz Sharif appreciated Chairman TEVTA for evolving training programme for security guards.
The meeting also reviewed the training programme of security guards for the projects being set up with the cooperation of China as well as Chinese nationals.
Special Assistant Rana Maqbool Ahmed, Member Provincial Assembly Jehangir Khanzada, Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police, Secretary Law, Secretary Home, Chairman TEVTA and senior police officials were present on the occasion.