Punjab to outsource security of Chinese nationals to private firms

Decision taken due to lack of police force and security resources
<p>China and Pakistan flags. PHOTO/FILE</p>

China and Pakistan flags. PHOTO/FILE

In a bid to enhance their security, Punjab’s authorities have decided to introduce a mobile application that will allow close monitoring of Chinese nationals living in the country. Moreover it will look to outsource the security of Chinese nationals living in the province to private companies.

The Punjab Additional Secretary and the provincial home department have started working on the move to protect the more than 8,000 Chinese nationals currently living in Punjab.

Punjab’s Home department said that all those security companies that qualify for category-A status, will be picked to provide protection to Chinese nationals in Punjab.

The provincial home department said that the decision has been taken in view of the lack of police force and security resources.

Digital security app

Furthermore, it has been decided to create an app to provide security for Chinese nationals living in Pakistan.

The National Security Wing of the federal government will be working on the digital security app.

According to the sources, the Chinese residents can be monitored directly with the digital app.

Sources said that due to the large number of Chinese nationals, it was proving to be quite a challenge to ensure their security.

Hence, it was decided to prepare a digital app equipped with modern technology.

The app will allow direct communication with the Chinese as well.


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