U.S. Embassy Donates $1.1 Million in Equipment to Enhance Road Safety

U.S. Embassy Islamabad and Government of Pakistan officials joined senior officers of the National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) on December 11 to formally donate 45 motorcycles, 50 speed recording cameras, and 500 protective vests for men and women police officers. The $1.1 million-dollar donation by the U.S Government provides much-needed equipment for National Highways & Motorway Police officers throughout Pakistan.

At the handover ceremony at NH&MP headquarters, U.S. Embassy Islamabad International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section Director Ramon Chico Negron said the U.S. Government’s continued support aims to enhance the capability of law enforcement agencies across Pakistan to provide higher levels of service to its citizens. Negron added that the equipment will increase road safety in Pakistan and provide better protection to officers on duty. Parliamentary Secretary for Communication Alam Dad Laleka and Inspector General of Police Muhammad Saleem Bhatti also spoke at the event.

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs works in more than 90 countries to help countries 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/.