US to provide modern equipment to KP police, says envoy

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PESHAWAR: US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome has pledged to supply modern instrumentality to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police.

In a gathering with IGP Akhtar Hayat present connected Thursday, helium appreciated the steps taken by constabulary to combat militancy and assured the section of afloat cooperation.

A delegation of the US ngo and International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), led by the US ambassador, met Mr Hayat astatine cardinal constabulary bureau and discussed assorted activities launched by INL regarding expanding manpower and capableness of KP police.

The IGP informed the delegation astir the grooming programme and technological probe provided to cops and reorganisation and upgradation of counter-terrorism section to efficaciously combat terrorism.

He said that abstracted desks were established successful astir of the constabulary stations to exclusively resoluteness women issues.

Meanwhile, the US ambassador said that United States helped Pakistan for 75 years to beforehand economical maturation and physique a agleam aboriginal for its people.

He said strengthening and modernising the agriculture assemblage of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was captious for ensuring nutrient security, economical stableness and clime resilience.

He was addressing a gathering aft launching a US-funded Economic Recovery and Development Activity (Erda) present connected Thursday.

Erda, a five-year initiative, is being implemented by Associates successful Development (AID). The inaugural is meant to grow economical opportunities successful KP by strengthening and modernising agriculture assemblage and promoting micro, tiny and mean enterprises.

According to the US ambassador, 2,000 businessmen and thousands of families affected by floods would payment from the project. “This enactment is going to assistance the agriculture assemblage to make caller products and markets arsenic good arsenic boost tiny and mean enterprises,” helium told journalists.

Earlier, Mr Blome stated that the US authorities helped to reconstruct the irrigation channels to hard-hit areas successful KP pursuing 2010 floods and enabled farmers to works wheat and debar nutrient insecurity. He added that since 2014, the US authorities helped much than 1 cardinal displaced persons to rehabilitate their agricultural-based livelihoods successful the recently merged districts.

He said that Erda would beforehand enterprises successful agriculture and related sectors which successful crook would stimulate backstage sector-led economical maturation successful KP. “This maturation is urgently needed to trim poverty, beforehand Pakistan’s Tribal Decade Strategy 2020-2030 and execute its planetary improvement goals,” helium added.

Published successful Dawn, March 3rd, 2023

Source Dawn