The State Department on Friday announced that it had donated communications equipment to the North West Frontier Province police, valued at $130,000. It added that in 2009 alone, United States civilian law enforcement assistance -- including equipment, training, and refurbishment of police facilities -- totalled $49,500,000.
In a press release the State Department said, “Following the attack on the United States Consulate General in Peshawar, Assistant Secretary Johnson and U.S. Embassy Islamabad Deputy Chief of Mission Gerald Feierstein visited Peshawar on Tuesday, April 6,” to make the donation.
The equipment includes 41 vehicle radio systems, 200 hand-held wireless radios, and two radio repeaters to NWFP Additional Inspector General of Police Abdul Majeed. “This latest instalment of equipment underscores our country's ongoing commitment to support Pakistan’s police,” the Assistant Secretary said. “We are standing by Pakistan in the face of terrorist attacks.”
The State Department also said that Assistant Secretary David Johnson for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs had visited Pakistan over the last two days, when he met with government officials from the Ministry of Interior, the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to discuss U. S. government-funded police training, infrastructure, and border security programmes.