Pakistan’s First Female Police Chief Breaking Cultural Taboos

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PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN — Rizwana Hameed made history a month ago when she became the first female head of a male police station in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, or KPK, where conservative cultural and religious traditions often discourage women from leaving home.

Hameed has been a member of the provincial police force for the past 15 years and has participated in numerous crime investigations as well as daring raids against suspected criminal terrorist hideouts.

But after becoming the first officer to supervise a male police station in a predominantly conservative male society, she is feeling the pressure. – READ MORE



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