PESHAWAR   -    The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) gov­ernment has decided to introduce drone technol­ogy for policing, agricul­ture, mining and rescue sectors to increase work efficiency. KP Chief Minis­ter (CM) Mahmood Khan has approved the imple­mentation of the project to use drone technology in key sectors while chair­ing a meeting attended by Chief Secretary (CS) Dr Shahzad Bangash, IGP Moazzam Jah Ansari, ad­ditional secretary and other administrative sec­retaries. He said that use of drone technology will improve operational and investigative capabilities of the police force, patrol­ling through drones would save the lives of police­men. “The use of drone technology is the need of time keeping in view its role in increasing work efficiency, productivity, decreasing workload and production costs, improv­ing accuracy and resolving security issues on a vast scale,” he said. He said that drone technology will further improve rescue operations, adding that the project was an impor­tant milestone towards ef­fective policing. Mahmood Khan has directed to in­troduce drone technology in police department and PDMA in the first phase and later extend it to min­erals, agriculture and oth­er sectors. The initial esti­mated cost of the project is Rs500 million and will be launched from the divi­sional headquarters.