The Chinese Consulate in Karachi came under attack on the morning of November 23. How are all the Chinese staff working in Pakistan? What’s the security situation of the projects? How is the security situation in Pakistan? Cheng Xizhong, former military attaché at the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, said that in fact, for large-scale projects in Pakistan, such as the Port Qasim coal-fired power plant, the Pakistani government has adopted strict security measures and set up a three-layer security circle to exercise strict control over staff entry and exit. Even those Chinese staff who want to go out must apply for approval in advance and then get approval according to the security situation. "When Chinese staff goes out, the Pakistani side will send armed guards to ensure safety along the way."
Cheng said that China has more than 10,000 workers under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and Pakistan has about 30,000 security guards for the Chinese. Basically, every Chinese has three Pakistani security guards to ensure safety.
"Despite a series of terrorist attacks, the general trend of improving security situation in Pakistan has not changed", added Cheng. (Economic Daily - China Economic Net reporter Jia Wei)