PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government helped police make 256 of their vehicles bulletproof, Express News reported on Tuesday.
These vehicles will be used for local operation as well as by special squad.
The K-P police had earlier requested the provincial government to make their vehicles bullet-proof as policemen were often targeted in the province specially in areas such as Budhber and Mattani.
The move was aimed at providing sufficient protection to police vehicles and to reduce casualties.
Forty single-cabin vehicles and 13 double-cabin vehicles were made bulletproof in Peshawar, 37 vehicles were made bullet proof in Mardan, 18 in Nowshera, 16 each in Charsadda and Swabi, and 13 in Kohat.
Earlier, the telecommunication and transport branch of K-P police had completed installing armoured plates in 256 pickup trucks to protect them against roadside bomb attacks. The option to make the vehicles bullet-proof was also considered, but was later dropped as armoured plating was more cost-effective. Around 204 single-cabin and 52 double-cabin pickups were installed with steel plates.