Peshawar, November 7, 2016 — The United States Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement-Pakistan (INL-P) Director Katie Stana visited Peshawar and met with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Home Secretary Shakil Qadir Khan and KP Inspector General of Police (IGP) Nasir Khan Durrani to discuss INL’s long-standing partnership with KP on Rule of Law, Counternarcotics, Corrections, and Police Assistance programs.
The KP Police is INL-P’s largest recipient of police assistance, with $30 million in current projects, including Phase II of the Joint Police Training Center (the first-ever training academy for elite police forces in KP), the construction of police lines in Buner District, and the construction of 31 patrolling posts around Peshawar.
INL Director Stana highlighted INL’s strong commitment to KP and welcomed KP’s efforts to de-politicize and professionalize the police during her meeting with IGP Durrani. She also praised KP police for hiring women into the profession and providing women specialized police training. IGP Durrani noted the improving security situation in the province and credited INL for being a “dependable partner” to the KP police.
INL Director Stana praised the Home Department for the “very impressive” reform efforts the Home Department is taking on. Home Secretary Khan noted his and the KP Home Department’s “long association with INL” and thanked the U.S. for its assistance with security in the province, including through police and prisons training programs and facilities.
To date, INL has also sent 43 KP officials for modern prison practices training in Colorado; is providing security enhancements to four of KP’s most sensitive prisons; has funded the construction and furnishing of 14 district public prosecutor offices; supports a crop control project and drug demand reduction activities in KP; and recently trained 15 newly inducted prosecutors on basic trial advocacy.
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs works in more than 90 countries to help combat crime and corruption, counter drug-related crime, improve police institutions, and promote laws and court systems that are fair and accountable. Find out more about INL at: http://www.state.gov/j/inl/.
November 07, 2016
For Immediate Release
Bryce A. Isham
Public Affairs Officer