256 police vehicles made bulletproof in K-P

Published: October 14, 2014
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Express News screengrab of a bulletproof vehicle.

Express News screengrab of a bulletproof vehicle.

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.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Ali-Dubai
    Oct 14, 2014 - 11:30AM

    This is the change Imran & PTI is talking about. Give authority & accountability together to extract results..Rather then doing cosmetic development.

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  • Insafian
    Oct 14, 2014 - 11:33AM

    Great Job. This is the Naya KPK that Imran spoke about. With better facilities, the Police will be highly motivated and will definitely give a hard time to criminals in KPK.

    Keep up the good work PTI.Recommend

  • Fawad
    Oct 14, 2014 - 11:57AM

    Great job. For the first time money being spent on the people and not on VIPs

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  • Imran Ahmed
    Oct 14, 2014 - 12:07PM

    Steel plating vehicles is a cost effective way to save valuable peace keeper lives and improving Police efficiency. I hope the vehicles underside, roof and windscreens are also protected and this is not just a misleading cosmetic exercise.

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  • Usman
    Oct 14, 2014 - 12:45PM

    This is one of the thing that needs to be done first in this country, rather than building roads and metros.

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  • Oct 14, 2014 - 2:35PM

    This will also generate employment and revenue too. A new industry is born with the increase in demand. There is potential for export too. ( but i do not wish this industry to thrive)

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