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Pakistan suspects India may target CPEC installations: News report

The Pakistan interior ministry has issued directives for making foolproof security arrangements to avoid any untoward incident

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

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may target the installations of the China-Economic Corridor (CPEC) in a bid to sabotage the multi-billion project, a media report quoted Pakistan's interior ministry as saying.

The ministry has informed the Gilgit-Baltistan's home department that has made a plan to attack the installations on Karakoram Highway, Dawn newspaper reported.

The ministry has issued directives for making foolproof security arrangements to avoid any untoward incident.

An official of the home department on condition of anonymity told the newspaper that the department had received a letter from the federal interior ministry recently in which it had warned of possible terrorist attacks on the route.

After receiving the interior ministrys directives, the provincial government has enhanced security on the route, including two dozen bridges on the route, the report said.

Home Secretary Jawad Akram, Inspector General of Police along with other police and intelligence officials visited Diamer district on Saturday to review security arrangements for bridges.

Speaking at the meeting, IGP said that (KKH) bridges on the route had been declared sensitive.

The IGP said the movements of foreigners in GB would be monitored and their documents would be verified.

"Suspected persons in the region will be detained," he said.

The CPEC is a network of infrastructure projects that are currently under construction throughout that will connect China's Xinjiang province with in Pakistan's province.

has objected to the project as it passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

First Published: Mon, February 05 2018. 18:54 IST
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