The government is reportedly considering using armed drones for the security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, according to reports on Monday.
Government officials stated that the government is the viewpoint that unmanned aircraft should be used to secure different routes, railways track and gas pipelines under construction with the cooperation of China as part of CPEC.
The drone will be an apt weapon to counter any terror attack within lesser time.
Around 8,000 Chinese workers are employed in Pakistan at the moment under at least 210 projects after China invested $46 billion. Some 8,000 military personnel, 500 SSG commandos and paramilitary troops are performing duties at different projects.
Another 7,000 Chinese nationals are expected to arrive in Pakistan once construction of other projects starts.
According to reports, a conference is scheduled to be organised in Islamabad’s Expo Centre on August 29 regarding CPEC.