Dr Anoosh Masood Chaudhry is the first female ASP to have landed in the KP , followed by Sonia Shamroz. Both were recruited through the Central Superior Services and they chose the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP ) on priority. Dr Anoosh was among the four female ASP s to have been recruited in the PSPs in 40th CTP. A total of 16 female officers were enlisted in PSP till the 40th CTP that completed training last year
In KPK province, young women are slowly but surely assuming more policing duties, One such brave woman is Dr Anoosh Masood: she is the first-ever woman assistant superintendent of police (ASP) in the province. She opted to join the police because she knew that she would find a huge forum to help people; more women are needed in this field,” But she is not the only one: another young woman, Sonia Shamroz, who belongs to a prominent family of Khyber Pakhtukhwan , is currently undergoing training at the National Police Academy (NPA). The poor ratio of women among police officers is also reflected by the fact that there are only 16 women among hundreds of PSPs in the country.
Dr. Anoosh has also won a gold medal in medicine. Before she joined the police, Anoosh was a medical student. At the start of her joining she was appointed in Lahore but was later transferred to Abbottabad.
Anoosh’s husband is also in police as ASP who is under training in Abbottabad. She believes that more women are needed in this field, she also discussed how she’s looking forward to recruiting more women.
Despite women police officer’s vast horizon of experiences, most research on their careers has focused on few main problems. They have faced opposition in gaining acceptance in a historically patriarchal field. Although there is a considerable body of research on women’s trouble, on their marginalization by opposite gender as peers and supervisors, and on the persistence of sexual harassment in police departments on policewomen in various police organizations in Pakistan.
Women police officers have faced challenges to perform their duty and selfless service. These are the women who are true ambassadors of women empowerment and gender equality. Women like Anoosh Maqsood and other female police officers are the pride of not just Pakistan but whole womanhood. Anoosh is seen protecting the pride her uniform and her service. However, they have faced problems in the department, as they are the pioneers and change makers of this field. Many other women are inspired by this female police officer as to serve their country in the most reformative manner.
According to a media report in 2013, Pakistan had only 0.89pc women in the police force; this ratio is seven percent in India , 1.9pc in Bangladesh , 27pc in UK, and 12pc in the United States. The federal capital had 1.2pc females in its police force. The poor ratio of women among police officers is also reflected by the fact that there are only 16 women among hundreds of PSPs in the country. The ratio of junior female officers would be probably higher in the and Motorway Police , where they can be seen patrolling in almost all parts. Helena Rizwan, was the first ever female to have been recruited in the PSP track as ASP.
says Bushra Gohar, former MNA and central vice-president of the Awami National Party (ANP ). “At all levels, 33pc women are required to ensure meaningful improvement. Mostly women are restricted to the lowest levels with very few opportunities of upward mobility. Women face huge challenges working in the Police department,” says Gohar.
The success of the women’s complaint desk has coalesced well with the aspiration of young women such as Dr Anoosh Masood. Having won a gold medal in Medicine, Dr Masood was a busy medic before she donned the police uniform. “It is good to be in mainstream policing; the job is quite challenging,” she says. Dr Masood was first posted in Lahore but later transferred to the picturesque Abbottabad district to join up with her family. Her spouse is also an ASP-Under Training in Abbottabad. “I preferred Pakistan over the US for my specialisation,” recalls the young ASP from the 40th Common Training Programme (CTP) of the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP). “Women are more dedicated. And being a PSP officer is more a kind of an administrative job, which is why I preferred it over medicine