Security measures along CPEC
To provide secuirty to workers along CPEC, instead of a three-layer security plan that was envisioned earlier, Pakistan and China have agreed on a four-layer security plan. The Plan will be for over 3,000km-long trade route that will connect the Gwadar port to China's north-western Xinjiang province. An estimated 32,000 security personnel will be trained to guard over 14,321 Chinese workers engaged in nearly 210 small and mega projects in Pakistan. The current plan of providing security to Chinese nationals also includes over 500 Chinese security personnel for capacity building of the newly-raised special force as well as local police to better guard the precise routes surrounding the port.
According to the plan, Balochistan will be getting more security, as six wings (5,700 personnel) of the Frontier Corps, 3,000 police officers, and 1,000 Levies personnel would guard all the roads. It is also assumed that the Pakistan Marines and the border security forces would also defend the port and its adjacent roads. More than 3,500 police officers, 900 Rangers, 4,100 private security guards, and 740 Askari Guards would protect several projects linked to the economic corridor in Punjab.
It is already evident that the military is setting up a special security force (nine battalions) containing a serving major general will head an estimated 12,000 personnel, who would be inducted into the separate division. To ensure the safety of the Chinese citizens, the ministry of interior has suggested registration of Chinese nationals and NADRA is evolving a procedure. NADRA would maintain the record of Chinese citizens residing in or visiting Pakistan, and would share its files with all the federal and provincial authorities of the country.