Two Pakistani women police officers from KP become part of UN Peace Keeping Mission
PESHAWAR: Two women police officers from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are representing Pakistan at a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan.
KP police Elite commando Gul Nisa Kundi and ASI Saima Sharif have started their duties in Sudan, confirmed KP police officials.
Kundi belongs to the remote and conservative Tank district.
"I feel proud to be part of the UN mission in Sudan while representing KP Police and my hometown," Kundi said.
In recent years there has been a surge in the number of women officers working as assistant commissioners in the field to prove their mettle. An increasing number of women have started joining the police force as assistant superintendent of police (ASP) and assistant sub-inspector (ASI).
Earlier this year, the KP police appointed its first-ever woman as the district police officer link) for Lower Chitral.
"For the first time in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a woman police officer has been appointed district police chief," KP Police wrote on Twitter, announcing that Sonia Shamroz had been assigned as the DPO for Lower Dir.