Karachi police get armoured trucks, bullet-proof jacketsSeptember 21, 2014
KARACHI: American Consul General Brian Heath on behalf of United State’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law (INL) handed Sindh police over six armoured trucks. 1000 bullet-proof jackets and same number of bullet-proof helmets at Central Police Office Karachi on Monday during an event organized in this regard.
Brian Heath told that total cost of the vehicles was $0.126 million, while the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) worth $1.6m was also provided. Since 2011, America has provided the Sindh police armoured vehicles, investigation kits, bullet-proof jackets, helmets and GPS system worth more than $32m. Meanwhile, INL had also helped in establishing three women police stations in Karachi.
The consul general said that specially given for women police officers these armoured vehicles were the first installment of the specified quota. The IBIS was an advanced system that would not only investigate the details of ammunitions under Forensic Division Sindh but also help improve the forensic investigative results.
IG Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali in his address said that a new training system would be introduced through the collective efforts of INL and Sindh Police which would no doubt improve the operational and investigative abilities of police and establish peace in the province as well.
Additional IG Special Branch CID Sindh Zakir Hussain, Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo and other senior police officers were also present.
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