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December 7, 2017

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US gives Balochistan police six armoured personnel vehicles

US Consul General Grace Shelton officially handed over six armored personnel vehicles (APVs) worth 150 million rupees ($1.5 million) to Balochistan police officials at an event in Karachi on Wednesday.
The vehicles were built by American company Lenco and were designed specifically for the rough terrain of Balochistan and easy maintenance locally, said a press release issued by the US Consulate General.
In addition to the APVs, the United States recently donated 4,000 bullet resistant vests, mine and explosives detectors, bomb suits, and bomb blankets. The total donation was in excess of $7 million.
Speaking at the event, the consul general said, “The recent targeted killings of Balochistan police officers show just how dangerous policing can be in Balochistan and how we cannot rest in determining ways to keep law enforcement officers safe. The United States government hopes these vehicles and the other protective equipment can help protect these brave officers while they continue to fight crime and terrorism.”
The United States Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs works in more than 90 countries to help countries combat crime and corruption, counter drug-related offences, improve police institutions, and promote laws and court systems that are fair and accountable.
US CG in Hyderabad
Consul General Grace Shelton travelled to Hyderabad on December 5 to further strengthen ties between the United States and the people of Pakistan.
She visited the University of Sindh, Jamshoro, met the newly appointed vice chancellor, Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat, and toured the famous Institute of Sindhology, said a press release issued by the US Consulate General.
The consul general, who had previously joined Sindhis everywhere in observation of the Sindh Cultural Day on December 3, further expressed admiration for the people of Sindh, adding, “I would like to wish prosperity, peace, and best

wishes to all Sindhis. I am honoured and delighted to visit the Institute of Sindhology, and I particularly enjoyed seeing the first Sindhi typewriter in Sindhology, built in New York City in 1926, which illustrates the long ties between our two great nations.”
While visiting the Colgate-Palmolive factory in Hyderabad, the she complimented the company for its corporate social responsibility initiatives. US companies such as Colgate-Palmolive have long been key drivers of economic growth in Pakistan, providing the required foreign investment to help create thousands of well-paying jobs.

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