Press Release

UNODC Flood Recovery Project Inaugurated in Nowshera



7 May 2012 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have jointly inaugurated its project of Police Post Kheshki in Nowshera District. Th e construction was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada to enhance the operational capacity of Khyber Paktunkhwa Police after the damage caused to its infrastructure by the floods of 2010.

Besides the reconstruction of buildings in Nowshera district, UNODC has provided office and security equipment, vehicles and motorcycles. Mr. Muhammad Jaffar, Director General of Project Coordination Unit in Peshawar, welcomed the international support in helping the Police cope with the aftermath of the historic floods. Mr. Muhammad Yamin Khan SSP -Coordination addressed and thanked UNODC and the government of Canada for their support to rebuild law enforcement capacity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The UNODC Project officer thanked the Provincial Government of Khyber Paktunkhwa Police for their excellent cooperation at each and every stage of the project.

After the devastating 2010 floods in the country, UNODC focused its efforts on rebuilding the capacity of the Police across Pakistan. In total, 12 Police stations and posts were identified as having suffered most damage and are nearing completion. The four sites in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are police station Nowshera Kalan, police station Azakhel; police post Kheshki and levy Pull Chowky (Levy post) in Malakand.

UNODC is committed to the rule of law in the country and shall do its best to bridge the gaps in the capacity of the law enforcement agencies in Pakistan.