ISLAMABAD: Representatives of the United States and Pakistan signed a revised agreement to provide an additional $20.4 million aid to Pakistani law enforcement agencies in the areas of border security, law enforcement reform and counter narcotics programs. “The agreement signed today builds on the successful, longstanding partnership between our two countries. It will have lasting and positive effects for the people of Pakistan,” U.S. Ambassador Anne W. Patterson said in her remarks on the occasion.
The revision to the agreement was signed by the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Anne W. Patterson, and the Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Hina Rabbani Khar, sources in the US embassy said. The revision to the Letter of Agreement signed will add additional $20.4 million to a total of $300 million in assistance provided to support Pakistani law enforcement agencies since 1982. This assistance will help strengthen Pakistani law enforcement agencies’ ability to implement effective border control regimes, build investigative capabilities of Pakistani police and sustain counter-narcotics efforts throughout the country.-SANA