Pakistan and USA sign US$ 23.5 million revision to the existing agreement

Islamabad, September 24, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Secretary, Economic Affairs Division Ms. Nargis Sethi and US Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Richard Olson today signed the Revision 76 on behalf of Pakistan and USA to the tune of US$ 23.5 million for various projects.

Under the Agreement / Revision 76, the allocation of US$ 23.5 million for various projects is as follow: Law Enforcement Reforms and Capacity Building (US$ 15.5 million), Rule of Law (US$ 2 million), Crop Control and Area Development (US$ 3 million) and Demand Reduction (US$ 3 million).

The Government of Pakistan and United States of America have signed 75 Revision to date wherein a total of US$ 700 has been provided to Interior Division, Narcotics Affairs Division, Law and Justice Division for training, equipment and infrastructure support to Police Departments of Punjab, Sind, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Moreover, funds have been provided to support female officials working within police organizations and for schemes addressing inefficiencies in training of capacity building of officers and improving administration of provincial prisons system, modernizing prison management philosophies and to promote adoption of humane detention and care of growing prisoner numbers.

Thanking the US Ambassador to Pakistan for the assistance, the Secretary EAD said that US has great contributions in the overall progress and development in different sectors in Pakistan. She thanked the Ambassador on behalf of government of Pakistan.

Ambassador Olson while reiterating the US government commitment to the progress and prosperity of Pakistan expressed the confidence that the existing multi-dimensional partnership will further improve for greater benefit of the two countries.

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