Hiring of security personnel

Weekly Bang-e-Sahar Karachi Satuarday, August 2—–August 2008
Hiring of security personnelKANA division unhappy with Northern Areas police
By A Correspondent
GILGIT: The federal ministry of Kashmir affairs and Northern Areas is unhappy with the police department of Gilgit-Baltistan for entering into an agreement with the National Highway Authority regarding raising a force for protection of Chinese workers to be engaged for expansion of Karakoram Highway without approval.A senior police official seeking anonymity said that the Northern Areas police had geared up the process to recruit 407 personnel for protection of the Chinese nationals. The police sources said the force was being raised in collaboration with the NHA which would provided Rs.80 million for this purpose.The agreement was inked between the local police and the NHA a couple of weeks back and the federal ministry of Kashmir affairs has sought explanation as to why the accord was signed without administrative approval. The police now require the consent of the ministry to go ahead with the plan.The sources said the inductions would be made in two phases. Initially 203 recruits shall be inducted while the remaining would be appointed in the second phase.The appointments would be on a contractual basis and the personnel would undergo a training of six months. About the future of the force, they said as and when vacant positions would be available they shall be inducted on a regular basis.


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