13 of K-P police's imported sniffer dogs die in just two years

Published: August 16, 2017
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Records show that Rs10 million were spent in the last two years on the dogs' food. PHOTO: File

Records show that Rs10 million were spent in the last two years on the dogs' food. PHOTO: File

Thirteen of Khyber-Pakthunkhwa police’s sniffer dogs, each costing Rs500,000, have died in the last two years.

Documents show that 51 sniffer dogs were imported for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police to help them deal with the rising wave of terrorism in the province, Express News reported.

Besides the Rs25.5 million spent on buying the dogs, records show that Rs10 million were spent in the last two years on their food.

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However, 13 of these valuable dogs of the K9 Unit have died in just two years.  The deaths have raised questions about how much of the funds allocated for the dogs are spent on them and whether or not they are properly taken care of. Besides low-quality feed, they are also not given proper medication.

Besides assisting the police in their crackdown on terrorists and other criminals, these dogs are also used in rescue operations following natural calamities and other disasters. They are also used to detect explosives.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • RL
    Aug 17, 2017 - 6:56AM

    Dog food must be reserved for the dogs.Recommend

  • Pekhawar Khan
    Aug 17, 2017 - 9:51AM

    It is very expensive to maintain a dog. I have a German Sheppard and it cost me around anywhere between 3000-5000 a month to provide food for her. And I am being very conservative about it, and cook some meals at home for her. So 10m cost over two years for 51 odd dogs, is nothing. Looks like some were underfed or not taken care of, which cost them their lives.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Aug 17, 2017 - 11:25AM

    Dear Gabbar Singh. You are gravely uninformed. Let me tell you a real story of the past. Once a woman saw a thirsty dog. She climbed down the well and got water for that thirsty dog. In return for her good deed she was rewarded Paradise.Recommend

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