Sunday, April 14, 2024

Pakistan’s First Anti-Riot Woman Wing Established

The Balochistan Police has created the country’s first-everever all-female anti-riot team, marking a significant step towards gender equality in law enforcement.

The team, made up of 40 highly trained female cops, was established to respond to protests and uphold the province’s law and order situation.

Specialized training in crowd control, de-escalation techniques, and the application of non-lethal force has been provided to the female police in the squad.

According to the police department, they will collaborate with other law enforcement agencies while being outfitted with contemporary anti-riot gear and equipment to uphold public safety and law and order.

Speaking on a private TV station, Babar Yousafzai, the chief minister of Balochistan, indicated that in the initial phase, only Quetta will see the deployment of the force. The next stage would include expanding its scope across the province.

According to Babar Yousufzai, the female members of the anti-riot force are educated to handle any circumstance and criminals during the disturbance and are provided with advanced anti-riot gear and instruments.

Additionally, he said that Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar police departments have not developed such a special unit and that there is not any precedent for such a unit in Pakistan.

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