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Third female SHO given charge of police station in Karachi

KARACHI: A female police officer was posted as the head of a police station on Tuesday, making her the third female SHO to take charge of a police station in Karachi.

The latest to take charge is Anila Qadir, who took charge of the Jauharabad Police Station in Gulberg town.

When the newly-posted officer briefly spoke to The Express Tribune, she said that she was on her way to the police station to take charge.

Before the transfer orders, Qadir had been working at the Women Police Station in West Zone, situated next to the Liaquatabad police station. “I was posted to the Women Police Station for the last three and half years. I am now happy to be working on criminal cases, instead of being restricted to resolving problems faced by women,” she said.

The police officer said that she had received charge orders on Tuesday while reports about her transfer had been circulating in the media a day earlier.

One of the first things that the new SHO plans to do is to check the police strength at her station and make sure the personnel were performing their duties effectively. “It will take some days to settle in, but I am very happy to take charge.”

Besides Qadir, the other two female officers serving as SHOs are Syeda Ghazala at the Clifton police station and Zabinunissa at the Bahadurabad police station.

Express Tribune