CPEC: Pakistan to launch Chinese National Registration System for security of Chinese

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By Hannan Gillani

Beijing: On the directives of the interior ministry to further improve the security of the Chinese Nationals in the country, the National Database and Registration Authority plans to launch Chinese Nationals Registration System (CNRS) in the country soon.

The CNRS will be installed at the Pakistani Airports and Chinese nationals will be registered on their arrival just before they precede to their destinations. After registration the details of the Chinese Nationals will be shared with the security agencies, concerned authorities include District Police Officers and District Coordination Officers, cpecnews.com learnt from sources in the interior ministry.

Pakistan Embassy in Beijing and three other consulates in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sichuan were directed by the interior ministry to share the details about all Chinese people who were already granted Visas to work on different projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor initiative and the ones who visit Pakistan for Business purposes. The purpose of the CNRS is to ensure the foolproof security of Chinese Nationals.

China has often urged Pakistan to improve security after pledging around $57 billion to build power plants, railways and roads that will cross the Himalayas to connect western China with Pakistan’s Arabian Sea port of Gwadar.

Earlier, the interior ministry had directed the NADRA to submit details of all Chinese citizens in Pakistan to the security agencies.