ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The US ambassador to Pakistan David Hale on Friday handed over a fleet of 10 ambulances worth almost Rs 180 million to the National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP).
In this regard, a ceremony was held at NH&MP Line Headquarters in Islamabad wherein the US envoy handed over ambulances, an act which underscores the US government’s long and fruitful efforts to support Pakistan’s law enforcement capacity and assist the NH&MP in its mission to promote safe and secure Pakistani highways.
The ambulances would be used in their daily operations which will ensure free flow of traffic and beneficial to save human lives on highways & motorways.
While speaking on the occasion, David Hale praised National Highways and Motorway Police, noting that since 1997, NH&MP has built a national reputation for honesty, professionalism and public service.
The US ambassador said that Motorway Police job is to save lives and help those in need, no matter the dangers-while maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards.
David Hale also welcomed NH&MP’s efforts to recruit and retain women into its police force which has nearly four times as many policewomen on its force, as compared to the national average of all police organization, at testament to NH&MP’s culture of professionalism and inclusiveness.
The NH&MP will place the ambulances in strategic locations throughout Pakistan to respond promptly to emergencies.
For almost 40 years, the United State and Pakistan have worked to improve citizen security and enhance police capacity across Pakistan. This cooperation includes providing protective gear for police officers; constructing police training centers and other infrastructure and training some 18,000 police personnel on investigation, forensics, leadership and modern policing practices.