700 cops join force, 384 for CPEC security

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Over 700 police personnel including 384 for the special protection unit set for the China- Pakistan Economic Corridor passed out from the Razzakabad police training centre on Wednesday.

Speaking as the chief guest at the passing out parade held at the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Elite Police Training Centre Razzakabad, IGP AD Khowaja said 1,200 personnel had been recruited for the CPEC special protection unit.

The IGP said the CPEC was of great significance for the economic development and progress of the country. He added that the police personnel who were trained to combat terrorism were assets of the force.

“The Sindh police are committed to root out terrorism and cleanse the society of criminal elements,” he added.

Khowaja also spoke about the sacrifices rendered by Sindh police personnel in the fight against terrorism.

Commandant Peer Muhammad Shah lauded the steps taken for the welfare of the police including the increase in funds for the heirs of cops killed in the line of duty from Rs2 million to Rs5 million and the launch of a benevolent fund for their widows.