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US, KP Govt Inaugurate Police Training Center


Shahkas, 18 November 2021, (TDI): The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) conducted an inauguration ceremony for the newly established Police Training Institute yesterday. The event took place in Shahkas with collaboration of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government.

Many senior officials such as the United States Consul General in Peshawar, Richard H. Riley, and Director of INL Agency, Mark Tervakoski attended the inaugural ceremony.

Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Labor and Culture, Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, KPK’s Inspector General Police, Moazzam Jah Ansari, and Inspector General of Frontier Corps (North), Major General Adil Yamin, also joined the event.

The officials delightfully participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. They also rejoiced the establishment of Women’s Accommodation Center.

Left to right: Director of INL Mark Tervakoski, the United States Consul General Richard H. Riley, KPK Minister for Labor and Culture Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, and Inspector General of KPK Police (IGP) Moazzam Ansari at Shahkas. 

The US provided funding of around $7.4 million to Pakistan for the three projects. They include creation of a Police Training Center, Women’s Accommodation Center, and the establishment of ten new checkpoints in the area.

The projects are being supervised by the INL whereas, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s North Frontier Corps are helping with the construction process.

Police Training Center

The center would help Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s police in training capable and professional officers. It would help in expanding the services of law enforcement in the newly merged areas. This would make Khyber Pakhtunkhwa more secure and prosperous for its people.

Moreover, the new training facility has a capacity of training 500 officers at once. The center is currently playing a vital role in the training of former Levies officers who will later join the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s provincial police.

Women’s Accommodation Barracks

The Director of INL, Mark Tervakoski, stated that the creation of Women’s Accommodation barracks is a groundbreaking step. It would help increase the number of female officers in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s provincial police.

This will also enhance the quality of services offered to all genders in Pakistan. The accommodation is scheduled to be completed by July 2022.

Checkposts in the Tribal Districts

The ten checkposts in Kurram, Khyber, Mohmand, and other tribal districts have been set up to assist the transition process of former Levies Force into police. They will help provide security to the newly merged districts.

The former Levies security officers who are being trained in the new Police Center would be deployed at these checkposts. This would help make the KP province more secure and peaceful.

Consul General Riley acknowledged the event to be another brick in the wall of strong US-Pakistan relations. The two states have long been collaborating to improve civil security conditions in Pakistan.



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