Punjab Inspector General of Police Capt (retd) Arif Nawaz on Monday said that security of all foreigners including Chinese, working on various development projects, was a top priority of police special protection unit (SPU).
Addressing a high-level meeting here at Central Police Office to expand the domain of SPU and review its performance, he said that the recruitment process of 2,100 policemen would be completed till March 2018, to overcome the shortage of deployment in SPU.
The IGP directed the SPU DIG to put in place all possible arrangements for improving the living standard of policemen, performing security duties at development projects in Punjab.
He directed to ensure the availability of night vision binoculars for snipers deployed at security duty. He said that all the DPOs would monitor the security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other development projects at least once a week and brief the policemen about prevailing security situation.
During the meeting, SPU DIG Faisal Ali Rana briefed that various measures had been adopted to further improve the living standard of policemen besides provision of recreational facilities to them. He said that work on various projects including gym and recreation room was in progress at headquarters level to provide them recreational facilities.
Punjab Addl IG Operations Mohsin Hassan Butt, DIG Operations Amir Zulfiqar Khan, DIG Establishment Ahmad Chaudhry, AIG Finance Ghazi Salahuddin and other senior police officers attended the meeting.