EU gives Pakistan Bomb Disposal Robot worth Rs 70 million

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EU gives Pakistan Bomb Disposal Robot worth Rs 70 million

RAWALPINDI: The European Union on Wednesday gave Rawalpindi’s Department of Civil Defence a robot worth Rs70 million as a new addition to its bomb disposal unit.

The robot can electronically defuse bombs as well as detecting and breaking circuits of bombs buried under the ground.

The formal inauguration of the bomb disposal unit will be held by the Director General of Civil Defence Hanif Khattak and Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner Omar Jahangir next week.

[image: PHOTO: EXPRESS]

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Officials from bomb disposal squad will also test out and demonstrate the use of the technology.

Moreover, a special air conditioned control room has also been built at a cost of Rs2.5 million to house the modern bomb disposal equipment.

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