Tahira Yasub has made history by becoming the first woman to hold the position of Assistant Inspector General (AIG) in Gilgit-Baltistan, a region in northern Pakistan. The Gilgit-Baltistan police praised her as “one of the most experienced and capable officers within the Gilgit-Baltistan Police Service” in a post on social media.
Yasub has extensive administrative expertise, having served in various departments, units, and branches of the region’s police force. Currently serving as Commandant Police Training College Gilgit, she has previously held important positions such as AIG Logistics. In addition, in 2011, she became the first woman police officer to be appointed as the Traffic Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). In 2012, Yasub trained local and UN police for 14 months in Sudan.
Yasub’s impressive career achievements include being promoted to SSP in 2019, after serving as the first-ever woman Superintendent of Police (SP) in Gilgit-Baltistan. She holds a degree in international relations from Karakoram International University and has represented Pakistan in UN peacekeeping missions, demonstrating her skills on a global platform.
Commenting on Yasub’s appointment, a spokesperson for the Gilgit-Baltistan police said, “We are proud to have such a competent and dedicated officer among our ranks. SSP Yasub’s appointment as AIG is a testament to her hard work and commitment to the police force.”
Yasub’s appointment as AIG is a significant step towards gender equality in Pakistan, where women are still underrepresented in leadership positions in many sectors. Her achievement is inspiring and serves as an example for other women to follow in her footsteps.