In Pakistan, the concept of women in the police is gaining more and more prominence. But 20 or 15 years ago, the idea of women in the police was not welcomed. Police as a profession has been associated with men. But the ever-changing landscape of the world has opened the doors of opportunities for women which were once reserved for men only. Pakistani women have come a long way. Even a profession like police is witnessing gender equality. One example of this is Ayesha Gul who is appointed as the first women AIG of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Pakistani Women in Police
Although, in Pakistan, the idea of women in police hit at a later stage to date the police force constitutes only 1.5 percent of female police officers. This is a small fraction given that it is still largely dominated by male police officers. nevertheless, law enforcement agencies are making amends to counter this backdrop.
The advantages of promoting, recruiting, and training female officers are being acknowledged as a necessity across Pakistan. Even women from backward areas are coming forward to join the police force of Pakistan. A balanced approach in the police force will enhance the overall capabilities of the police force. It is not something new that diverse perspectives deliver the best outcomes. The same stands true in the case of Pakistan’s police force. Pakistani female officers are seen to make some notable positive impacts on the community. They are working to bring justice to all the people of society, especially the marginalized ones. However, to balance the whole police system, women from all the areas of Pakistan are needed to fill their quota in the police force. So that gender equality doesn’t just limit itself to one area. Just like Ayesha Gul who has become the first woman AIG of KPK.
Ayesha Gul – AIG of KPK
Ayesha Gul belongs to Swabi. She previously served as a Traffic Police officer in Islamabad. She also served as the police superintendent. Ayesha Gul is honoured with being the first female provincial officer to assume the office of Assistant Inspector General of KPK. She is currently serving in Peshawar as the AIG Gender Equality. After taking charge of the post Ayesha Gul has expressed her commitment to her work. She said that her main aim will be to protect children, women, and transgender persons. We are proud of our police officers like Ayesha Gul who are working beyond the confines of societal norms to protect human rights and make society a better place to live.
Female police officers are defining the new culture of the police. This is not something to fear and is not dependent on the usual unrestricted use of violence. They are creating a platform that will be a safe place for victims and a living hell for criminals.