U.S. Donates Eight Armored Personnel Carriers And Surveillance Equipment To The NWFP Elite Force

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 1, 2010

On Monday, March 1, 2010, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement of the Department of State donated eight armored personnel carriers and surveillance equipment, which included binoculars, global positioning systems, night-vision binoculars and monoculars, and solar panels, in a handover ceremony to Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) Police Inspector General Malik Naveed for the NWFP Elite Force. These vehicles and surveillance equipment will support the NWFP Elite Force professionals who are on the front lines in the fight against extremism.

The U.S. supports civilian law enforcement in Pakistan through equipment, training, and refurbishment/rehabilitation of police facilities. In 2009 alone, U.S. civilian law enforcement assistance totaled $49,500,000.

PRN: 2010/239