ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter Monday welcoming the recommendations of Parliamentary Committee on National Security said "they were ready to talk over all the reservations approved by the parliament".
The US envoy said this at the signing ceremony of an agreement under which the Narcotics Affairs section of US Embassy would provide $ 110million to Pakistan for ongoing activities under border security, law enforcement, judicial reforms, and counter-narcotics projects.
Secretary Economic Affairs Division (EAD) Dr.Waqar Masood Khan and US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter signed the accord here at the EAD Monday.
Under the agreement, the US government would support government of Pakistan towards its efforts to secure Western borders against drugs and other trafficking, militancy, criminals and other forms of organized cross border activity that undermines the security and sovereignty of Pakistan.
The programme would also enhance the capabilities of Pakistan's civil law enforcement agencies under the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Narcotics Control and law enforcement agencies through the provision of training, technical assistance, and commodities and creation and improvement of infrastructure and residential facilities.
This funded project would also focus on building capacity of law enforcement entities, improvement of law and order in Sindh ,Balochistan, Khyberpakhtunkhwa and Islamabad Capital territory , as
well as Federally Administered Tribal Areas , establishment of an
effective drug and crime control regime , and investigations and
prosecution of cases.
The funds under the agreement would be distributed to the projects of aviation support, law enforcement reforms and capacity building, counter-narcotics, and rule of law.
In his remarks Secretary EAD thanked government of US for extending $ 110 million to ongoing activities under border security, law enforcement, judicial reforms and counter-narcotics projects to support the government towards its efforts to secure its western sborders against drugs and other trafficking, militancy, criminals and other forms of organized cross boarder criminal activity that undermines the security of Pakistan.
Dr.Masood Khan said that this agreement is being done under Narcotics amendment of 75 to 92.
In his remarks Ambassador Cameron Munter lauded government of Pakistan efforts for eliminating poppy production and assured to support and engage with Pakistan for the safety and security of the
citizens in this regard.(APP)