KARACHI: The police authorities on Tuesday appointed one more policewoman a station house officer as part of a move to create ‘gender balance’ in the the law-enforcement agency.
Karachi East DIG Munir Ahmed Shaikh told Dawn that police inspector Zaibunnisa has been appointed Bahadurabad SHO in district east.
Previously, sub-inspector Ghazala Syed had been appointed Clifton SHO in district south.
The move was aimed at creating gender balance as half of the city population was female, while of the total 113 police stations in Karachi 111 police stations were still being headed by male SHOs, said the DIG.
Two police stations in Clifton and Bahadurabad have been selected on an ‘experimental basis’ where more resources and assistance would be provided by the police department to turn them into model police stations of Karachi, said DIG Shaikh.