Pakistan, the United States partner to prevent COVID-19 in prisons

Islamabad: From December 28 to January 7, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) section collaborated with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Prisons Department to deliver PKR 9,762,700 in personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, soap, and gloves to staff and inmates to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The provision of PPE for staff and personal hygiene items for inmates during the pandemic is part of an ongoing partnership between the U.S. Mission to Pakistan and the KP Prisons Department to improve prisons and build capacity of corrections officials throughout Pakistan.

Under this trusted partnership, INL and the KP Prisons Department remain committed to training prison department officials in basic and advanced correctional institution management and providing hundreds of its staff with security, protective, and digital equipment to enhance their capacity to manage prisons more efficiently and ensure security of prisons.