Peshawar, 14 July 2023(TDI): A ceremony in Peshawar was held on July 13 and attended by Ambassador Blome. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K.P.) Board of Revenue to augment and increase its capacity for accurate land measurements received equipment worth 5 million dollars from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which will benefit the people of Newly Merged Districts.


Ikramullah Khan, a senior member of the Board of Revenue, stressed that with USAID the K.P. Government Board of Revenue will become digitalized. This will benefit the people of Newly Merged Districts with increased efficiency, accuracy and convenience.

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The United States also announced the partnership to empower the Ombudsperson Secretariat. This office was established in 2019 for the implementation of the Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act.

Ambassador Blome congratulated the Ombudsperson department for taking an important step towards gender equality. Ombudsperson works for women’s empowerment by supporting women in claiming their inheritance rights.

Attending Inauguration Ceremony of the Joint Police Training Center

Ambassador also participated in the inauguration ceremony of the recently completed Joint Police Training Center in Nowshera. Its construction cost of 17.2 million dollars was funded by the U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

The Nowshera Police Station is the 12-year largest construction project ever completed by the U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in Pakistan.

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In this project, 75 buildings were constructed including, an academic building, health unit, women’s hostel, and multi-purpose hall.

Also, Ambassador Blome and Inspector General KP Akhtar Hayat signed an agreement to deliver worth 3 million dollars in lifesaving equipment such as armoured vehicles, bulletproof vests, and helmets to the KP Police.

According to Ambassador Blome, this investment will have a lasting positive impact. The strengthening of law enforcement will increase the writ of the K.P. government in remote and under-governed areas and improve security conditions.