The Balochistan Province in the southwest of the nation now has its first female station house officer (SHO).
Sobia Khanum was designated officer-in-charge at the Cantt Police Station in Quetta by Abdul Khaliq Sheikh, the top law enforcement official in the mineral-rich province.
IGP Sheikh praised the lady officer’s services and noted that she carried out her responsibilities well.
The opening of a police station just for women in Pakistan is a positive development for gender equality.
In order to improve access for women to law enforcement, the poorest province in the country, Balochistan, earlier this year opened the country’s first women’s police station.
Mohsin Hassan Butt, the Inspector General (IG) of the Balochistan Police, officially opened the station. This is notable since it comes close to three decades after Benazir Bhutto, the first Muslim female prime minister of Pakistan, established the first such facility.
The southwest is renowned for its low literacy rate of less than 27% and weak development metrics.