India has a ‘plan to attack’ CPEC installations, claims Pakistan’s Interior Ministry

Gilgit: India has made a ‘plan to attack’ the installations of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in a bid to sabotage the multi-billion project, the Interior Ministry of Pakistan has said.

According to a report in the Dawn, Interior Ministry has informed the same to the home department of Gilgit-Baltistan.

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

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A Home Department official told Dawn that they have received a letter from the federal interior ministry recently in which it had warned of possible terrorist attacks on the CPEC route.

“The letter No 221/Is2018 January 28 claimed that India had sent 400 Muslim youngsters to Afghanistan for receiving training to be able to carry out attacks on the CEPC installations, including bridges at Karakoram Highway (KKH) and other important points on the CPEC route,” the official told Dawn.

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After receiving the interior ministry’s directives, the GB government has enhanced security on the CPEC route, including two dozen bridges built on KKH from Khunjerab Pass to Diamer district.

According to a press release issued by the central police office in Gilgit on Friday, a high-level meeting held in Gilgit with the concerned IGP in the chair reviewed the security apparatus in the region.

The IGP told the meeting that CPEC was an important project for the people of the region. He said all resources should be utilised to ensure security of the CPEC project. He said that police would patrol the CPEC route regularly.

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