Islamabad: The US has donated communications
equipment worth Rs 10.9 million to police in Pakistan`s
troubled North West Frontier Province in the wake of a
terrorist attack on the American consulate in Peshawar.
US Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and
Law Enforcement Affairs David Johnson and Deputy Chief of
Mission Gerald Feierstein travelled to Peshawar yesterday to
donate the equipment to the NWFP police, said a statement from
the American embassy.
"This latest instalment of equipment underscores the US`
ongoing commitment to support Pakistan`s police. We are
standing by Pakistan in the face of terrorist attacks,"
The equipment will "permit law enforcement professionals
to better coordinate their efforts to protect the Pakistani
people," the statement said.
Johnson, who was on a two-day visit to Pakistan, handed
over part of the equipment, including 41 vehicle radio
systems, 200 handheld wireless radios and two radio repeaters,
to NWFP Additional Inspector General of Police Abdul Majeed.
Three persons, including two Pakistani security guards,
were killed when a group of heavily armed militants tried to
storm the US consulate on Monday. Six attackers were gunned
down by security forces or blew themselves up.
The US supports civilian law enforcement in Pakistan with
equipment, training and refurbishment of police facilities.
US civil law enforcement assistance totalled Rs 4.21
billion last year alone.