The Sindh police chief and United States ambassador inaugurated on Thursday a newly developed building for the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) as the previous one, which was constructed on the same lot, was destroyed in an attack seven years ago.
At least 21 people were killed and over 400 injured in the vehicle-borne bomb attack on November 11, 2010.
The US government contributed Rs24 million to construct the building that is supposed to house a state-of-the-art Information Technology Service Centre catering to around 3,000 young university graduates as some of its human resources.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, US Ambassador David Hale said his government wanted to strengthen the police in the city by contributing through the US foreign office's bureau of international narcotics and law enforcement affairs.
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"The US is one of Pakistan's largest trading partners and many of its companies are present in Karachi and other parts of Sindh," Hale commented, saying that this contribution to the development of the new building was a mark of a successful partnership between the two countries against terrorism.
Sindh IG Allah Dino Khawaja said the police department was thankful to the US government for its help. He said the new building will help counter the threat of terrorism.
The CTD, being one of the vital organs of the Sindh police, has several offices around the city and this building is one of them.
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