KARACHI - The consul generals of Japan, Korea and China called on Qaim Ali Shah at the Chief Minister’s House and expressed concerns over security measures for foreign missions in the metropolis. They said that despite the various concrete measures, efforts were needed to further improve the same which, according to them, was essential for the continuation of normal life, a prosperous economy, foreign investment and safe and comfortable journey of foreign investors. Consul General of Japan Masaharu Sato, Consul General of Korea Iakilee and Pangiag Jiang of China highlighted some important issues and suggested to deweaponise the city, intensify patrolling and heighten security around major points. The chief minister listened to their concerns, and directed the Sindh Police chief and home secretary to take all-out preventative measures and ensure security to all foreign consulates. He said to the diplomats that “our friendship was very old and we wanted to further enhance the same”. He added that Pakistan had cordial relations with China, Japan as well as Korea, recalling that all countries had helped Pakistan during the floods of 2010 and heavy rainfall of 2011. The chief minister assured the envoys of heightened security for foreign missions and their staff members. IGP Fayaz Ahmed Leghari informed the meeting that different cells had been formed for security of foreign missions, and that an SP had been assigned this task. He further said that a special security plan had been evolved in this respect. He asked the consul generals to ask their staff to inform the police before leaving for any place, so that they could be provided protection. Home Secretary Rizwan Memon assured the consul generals that security measures would be improved. AIG Iqbal Mehmood pointed out that the consulates’ staffers were seen travelling without security staff. He said that prompt measures would be put in place to ensure security to foreign consulates’ staff. The chief minister observed that there was a need to provide proper security to the citizens.  He assured the consul generals that his government would take important steps and that they could approach high-ups of all law-enforcement agencies at any time. He added that by implementing law and order, the provincial government would create goodwill. The diplomats thanked the chief minister for listening to them. The meeting was also attended by the CM’s Principal Secretary Muhammd Siddique Memon, Protocol DG and others.