Peshawar, December 21, 2011 – The United States donated four Bomb Disposal Vans and 100 motorcycles to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police in a ceremony held today at Police Headquarters, Peshawar. The equipment is being provided under the Police Assistance Program implemented by the U.S. Embassy’s Narcotics Affairs Section.
U.S. Consul General Marie Richards paid tribute to Pakistan’s security forces at the event, saying, “I would like to praise the courage and dedication of the police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. It is their commitment to duty that protects the people of Peshawar and KP from criminals and violent militants. I hope that the equipment we are providing today will help them to carry out their duties safely and effectively in future.”
To date, the United States has committed $75 million in assistance to the Khyber Pakhtunkwa Police to build capacity and improve security across the province. Previous donations have included police vehicles, armored troop carriers, generators, solar panels, radios, binoculars, first aid supplies, and other items.