Gilgit-Baltistan police starts patrolling CPEC route

Gilgit (Pakistan), May 26 : To ensure security as work on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is under way, the Gilgit-Baltistan police have started patrolling in the Diamer district.

Muhammad Wakeel, a police inspector, said that at least 10 police vehicles have been set aside for the purpose.

"The SHOs and SDPOs in the valley will monitor the patrolling process under the supervision of SSP Shoaib Khurram," the Express Tribune quoted him as saying.

Wakeel added that the officers, who are patrolling the district, have been adequately trained and they will be available round-the-clock to help the people and respond to any eventualities.
The move comes two months after Beijing donated twenty-five vehicles to the Gilgit-Baltistan government as part of CPEC.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had inaugurated the CPEC patrolling police headquarters during his visit to Gilgit earlier this month.

The patrolling force comprises 300 personnel and twenty-five vehicles which will help ensure safe and smooth flow of traffic on the 439-kilometre chunk of the CPEC project in the region.

It is pertinent to mention that CPEC rout has nothing to do with the core interests of Gilgit Baltistan, whereas, the budget to be spent in this respect goes from annual budget the region.