KP gets two mobile vehicle scanners from federal govt
PESHAWAR: The federal government handed over two mobile vehicle scanners to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s administration on Wednesday, police sources confirmed.
Sources said the scanners were lying in trucks at Peshawar police lines.Peshawar Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ijaz Khan said two vehicle scanners had been received, adding that one of these will be installed on the road near Karkhano market and the other in Peshawar’s Pishtakhara area.
Khan said these scanners had the ability to detect explosives between 10 to 30 feet away. The CCPO said six scanners were proposed to be installed at different points in Peshawar, adding that “we are waiting for four more scanners.”
In March this year, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had accused the federal government of jeopardising the security of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by delaying handover of necessary equipment to the province.
PTI Information Secretary Dr Shireen Mazari said just because of political differences, the PML-N-led federal government – despite having purchased mobile vehicle scanners for KP – had stopped their delivery to the provincial government.
When contacted, spokesperson for the prime minister Dr Musaddik Malik said he was unaware of Dr Mazari’s statement and could respond only after he knew its basis.
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