Sindh Police have obtained a state-of-the-art firearms simulator for the training and capacity building of rangroots. The simulator cost $2.7 million and was gifted by the United States of America (USA).
The simulator was handed over in a ceremony held at Saeedabad Police Training College in Karachi.
US Consul General JoAnne Wagner was the Chief guest at the event.
JoAnne Wagner said that the firearms simulator donation came from the U.S. Mission Pakistan. It will improve the capacity of the institution and increase its ability to deliver safe and proper firearms training for police personnel.
“The United States provides assistance to Sindh because we recognize that its police serve on the front lines of Pakistan’s efforts to combat violent extremism and build a more secure, stable, and democratic society,” she added.
US Government has collaborated with the Sindh Police since 2012, providing more than US$ 25 million worth of equipment and helping train over 50,000 Sindh Police officers.
US’s State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs works in more than 90 countries to help combat crime and corruption, counter drug-related offences, improve police institutions, and promote laws and court systems that are fair and accountable.
Police officials said this simulator will help under training rangroots and offices to practice firearms without firing real arms. This will not only help train them but will also save expense on bullets.