$ 20.4 million US Grant for Pakistan' Secuirty Agencies: Will it be Utilized Effectively?
Daily Times, September 28, 2007
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and US representatives on Thursday signed a revision to an agreement to provide an additional $20.4 million assistance for Pakistani border security agencies, law enforcement reforms and anti-narcotics programmes. US Ambassador Anne W Patterson and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar signed the revision to the letter of agreement that will add $20.4 million to a total of $300 million assistance provided to support Pakistani law enforcement agencies since 1982. This assistance will help strengthen Pakistani law enforcement agencies to implement effective border control regimes, build investigative capabilities of police and sustain counter-narcotics efforts. Patterson said, “The agreement signed on Thursday builds on the successful, longstanding partnership between the two countries. It will have lasting and positive effects for the people of Pakistan.” staff report