Punjab IGP assures envoy of ‘foolproof’ security for Chinese

LAHORE: Punjab Inspector General of Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan on Tuesday assured newly appointed Chinese Consul General Lahore that foolproof security of all foreign nationals working in private and government sectors, especially those residing in all districts of the province was among top priorities of Punjab police.

He expressed these views during a meeting with newly-appointed Chinese Consul General Zhao Shiren at Central Police Office here. Chinese Deputy Consulate General and other officers were also present on the occasion. During the meeting, issues of mutual interest including security of Chinese citizens, experts, investors, working sites and mutual cooperation were discussed.

He said that security measures were initiated on the arrival of Chinese nationals at the information desk of the Special Protection Unit at the airports and implementation of SOPs issued by the Home Department for the security of Chinese nationals was being strictly ensured.

Rao Sardar Ali Khan said that a safe environment was being provided to all foreign nationals coming for investment across the province and foolproof security was also being provided to offices, working sites as well as residences.

The IG Punjab said that the Special Protection Unit was diligently carrying out the security duties of the Chinese nationals while setting up a 24/7 centralized monitoring system to monitor the security arrangements.

Chinese Consul General Zhao Shiren appreciated the performance of Special Protection Unit and Punjab police for protection of Chinese people and said that bilateral cooperation should be made more effective for enhancing capacity of Punjab police officers and personnel and providing technical assistance.

During the meeting, the IG Punjab said that training programmes and refresher courses were being carried out under a comprehensive strategy to further enhance capacity of the police force. Later, souvenirs were also exchanged between the IG Punjab and Chinese Consul General.

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