PESHAWAR: With an increase in the female staff of the Peshawar police, women officers are now also performing traffic duties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by providing awareness about traffic rules and issuing driving licenses.
The deputy superintendent of police (DSP) for Peshawar, Aneela Naz, has become the first female traffic police officer who can now be seen checking driving licenses and briefing people about traffic rules and regulations.
The first female officer of the KP’s Vehicle License Authority, DSP Naz said that she is the first woman to be promoted to this post.
Naz, who hails from Lucky Marwat, explained that education for girls was frowned upon in her family town and, therefore, she had faced criticism for becoming a police officer.
However, she noted that ironically, it’s the same people who are now sending their own daughters to schools.
DSP Naz’s determination to complete her education despite coming from a far-off, rural area and becoming a police officer on the basis of her abilities has become an inspiration for other women.