PESHAWAR: To help the police prevent infiltrations from the tribal areas into the provincial capital, the United States on Tuesday handed over three new infrastructures to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government.
The project, worth Rs1.9 billion, was inaugurated by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Parvez Khattak and US Embassy International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL) Director Gregory Schiffer at the Chief Minister House, read a statement issued by US consulate on Tuesday.
K-P Inspector General of Police Salahuddin Khan Mehsud was also present during the ceremony.
The infrastructure projects included construction of the Buner Police Lines, additional works at the Joint Police Training Center, and the construction of 31 crescent posts which are expected to increase security and law enforcement capabilities in K-P.
According to the statement, these projects will help K-P police prevent infiltrations into the provincial capital from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and the border, increase police presence in areas with militant activity, provide training facilities where the police can learn to better respond to terrorist-related incidents.
“Today’s event marks another step in the long partnership between INL, the K-P Police, and the broader civilian law enforcement community in Pakistan,” Schiffer said, adding that efforts of K-P police had helped lower the number of terrorist incidents in the province.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 28th, 2018.