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Exclusive | China Tells Pak It Wants to Set Up Military Outposts in Balochistan for CPEC Security

Beijing has demanded army outposts in Balochistan throughout a latest go to of the Pakistan military’s prime management to China, CNN-News18 has learnt.

Top army sources stated that Chinese authorities displayed reservations in regards to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and their employees’s safety in Pakistan.

Islamabad Police lately determined to arrange a overseas safety cell on the Central Police Office (CPO) with requisite employees and logistics following studies of Chinese nationals being repeatedly attacked in Pakistan.

“A senior level tri service military delegation of Pakistan visited Peoples Republic of China from 9 to 12 June 2022. The delegation held wide ranging discussions with senior officials of Chinese military and other government departments. Apex Meeting was held on 12 June wherein Pakistani side was headed by Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa while Chinese side was led by General Zhang Youxia Vice Chairman Central Military Commission of China,” stated the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media and PR wing of the Pakistan armed forces, in a press launch.

Pakistani army officers in China maintain discussions with their counterparts. Pic/News18

According to the army sources, the Chinese need army outposts in Balochistan, notably in Gwadar.

The Pakistan army management requested a while to think about the calls for with the nation additionally dealing with strain from the United States for the bases, they added.

Baloch insurgents have been attacking CPEC tasks and personnel as a result of they contemplate China an imperialist energy that, together with the Pakistan authorities, is making an attempt to grab Balochistan’s pure sources.

During the go to, the Pakistan army management additionally assured Beijing of the safety of CPEC tasks and Chinese residents within the nation.

“Both sides discussed their perspectives on international and regional security situation, and expressed satisfaction on defence cooperation between the two countries. Pakistan and China reaffirmed their strategic partnership in challenging times and agreed to continue regular exchange of perspectives on issues of mutual interest. Both sides also vowed to enhance their training, technology and counterterrorism cooperation at tri service level.,” the ISPR assertion stated.

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