Sindh police appoint first female spokesperson

02:35 PM | 3 Apr, 2015
Sindh police appoint first female spokesperson
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KARACHI (Web Desk) - The Inspector-General Sindh Police (IGP), Ghulam Haider Jamali has appointed first time a female superintendent as spokesperson for the provincial law enforcement department.

 

According to an official notification issued here on Friday, the Inspector-General Sindh Police has appointed SP Erum Awan as its spokesperson.

 

Awan is expected to hold her first press conference today (Friday.

 

In April last year, female sub-inspector Ghazala Syed was elevated to Station House Officer (SHO) for a general police station in Karachi.

 

A large majority of men are employed in the police department in Pakistan, where women are rarely encouraged to pursue a career in law enforcement.

 

Women account for less than one percent of total police force in Pakistan, according to data by the National Police Bureau.