Peshawar July 8 (TNS): Peshawar has got its first woman Station House Officer (SHO) for the first time.
Rizwana Hameed, who was working as SHO at the Women Police Station, has now been given the additional charge of the Gulberg Police Station, making her the first woman SHO performing duty at a regular police station.
“Women are as capable as men. Women police have recently joined courses considered very tough,” Rizwana said
She said that recently a joint course was conducted at Police Training Centre Hangu in which women showed their abilities as well as mental and physical toughness required for the police job.
“I want to be a role-model for all women in the K-P police and I really appreciate the support of senior police officer in this regard,” she said.
SHO Rizwana joined the police force as ASI in 1996 and had been serving as SHO in the women police station since 2014.
The directives for the appointment were issued by CCPO Tahir Khan as part of large-scale transfers. At least 13 people were transferred and reappointed across the district but Rizwana’s appointment made headlines.