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.
Aneela Naz has become the first female officer ever to be elevated to the post.
Aneela, 48, hails from Lakki Marwat and had joined the KP Police as an ASI in 1996 when she was 25
She has worked her way up to the promotion ladder through hard work and dedication in a male-dominated department.
While recalling the time she joined the police department, Aneela said that she and her family were heavily criticized by their neighbours and relatives over her career choice.
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.
However, times have changed as the number of women serving in the provincial police department has increased considerably during the past decade.