Peshawar- In the wake of growing incidents of terrorism, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has slightly increased budget for law enforcement agencies by allocating Rs23.78 billion with 1.82 per cent increase as compare to the previous year of 2012-13.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has been badly affected from terrorism and militancy as a result, expenditures on law enforcing agencies were increasing with each passing day. In the past years several measures have been taken to empower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police both in term of training and weaponry support.

The allocated amount would be spent on construction of new police stations, purchase of weapons, purchase of mobile vehicles, latest equipment, bullet proof jackets, armored personal careers and other related goods for police department. 

Since increase in militancy in 2006-7 the first budget was Rs4.52 billion while in next year of 2007-08 it was Rs5.14 billion, in 2008-09 it was increased up to Rs6.55 billion, in 2009-10 it was increased further up to Rs9.6 billion while in 2013-14 it rose to Rs23.35 billion.

A sum of Rs23,781.398 million has been earmarked for police in the budget for 2013-14, out of which Rs20.16 billon is meant for salaries and Rs3.764 billion million for non-salary/operational expenses for the police force.