SP Suhai Talpur: The woman on the frontline of Chinese consulate operation

Published: November 23, 2018

KARACHI: The security operation that foiled the terror attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi was led by the SP Suhai Aziz Talpur – who joined the police force after clearing her CSS in 2013.

At least two police officials were martyred when terrorists attempted to enter the Chinese Consulate General in Karachi’s Clifton area. All three attackers were killed in the ensuing gunfight with security forces.

Talpur hails from a lower middle-class family of Bhai Khan Talpur village in Tando Muhammad Khan district.

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“When my parents decided to enrol me at a school, most of our relatives started taunting my family. So much so, that my family had to leave our village and move to a nearby town,” she told The Express Tribune.

Her father Aziz Talpur, a political activist and writer, always dreamt big for his daughter. “My relatives cut off ties with me because I wanted Suhai to study as they were only in favour of religious education,” Aziz told The Express Tribune. “But I vowed to provide my daughter quality education.”

Suhai started her primary education at a private school in Tando Muhammad Khan and joined Bahria Foundation for her intermediate studies.

Her educational path then led her to pursue B.Com from the Zubaida Girls College, Hyderabad. “My family wanted me to become a chartered accountant but I found the job to be very dull as it had no social value,” she said. “That is when I appeared for CSS and cleared it in the first attempt.”

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She credited her success to hard work and her upbringing. “My parents are nationalists. As a child, they used to emphasise that I memorise Sindhi poetry. This developed my interest in literature and history, leading me to secure top marks in both the subjects in the CSS exams.”

The first woman from lower Sindh to join the police was once shunned by her relatives. And only because her parents thought she deserved to be educated.

Moreover, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah along with other officials visited the Chinese consulate. He also appreciated the SP Talpur for her “quick response to the attackers”.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Ali
    Nov 23, 2018 - 12:54PM

    Bravo Larki… :)Recommend

  • Zahid Husain
    Nov 23, 2018 - 12:59PM

    Bravo, we are proud of you Suhai. The true daughter of Land of Sufis who love humanity above all…. A big big salute to your courage and bravery… Keep up the good work may Allah be with you always….Recommend

  • Shah Alam
    Nov 23, 2018 - 2:02PM

    Well done. She is a shining light for girls education and her parents to guide her.Recommend

  • Sindhu
    Nov 23, 2018 - 3:13PM

    Great job! I hope you continue to inspire many people Recommend

  • Khalid Mustafa
    Nov 23, 2018 - 3:59PM

    Masha Allah,

    May Almighty Allah blessed Suhai & her parents with eternal Prosperity & Eeman o Afia all the times.Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Nov 23, 2018 - 4:46PM

    We really proud on your wonderful command and also saved your soldiers. God blessed u.Recommend

  • Nazish
    Nov 23, 2018 - 5:18PM

    MashaAllah. More power to you brave lady!Recommend

  • Saleem
    Nov 23, 2018 - 5:31PM

    I hope she becomes a lightning rod against those who discourage girls to go to school and make a difference in the lives of people.Recommend

  • Amina Imran
    Nov 23, 2018 - 5:38PM

    Welldone Sunai! You have set an example of bravery & dedication for all the women of our country….We are proud of u Lady. Allah bless u always & may keep u safe InshaAllah.Recommend

  • Kashif Adnan
    Nov 23, 2018 - 7:01PM

    Brave dougter of Pakistan,
    We proud of you my sister Recommend

  • Ahmed Mobeen
    Nov 23, 2018 - 7:06PM

    what nationality are the attackersRecommend

  • Qaiser
    Nov 23, 2018 - 8:42PM

    We all are proud on you. God Bless you and your team who made this operation successful.

  • Mohammad Ayub Hussain
    Nov 23, 2018 - 8:58PM

    The entire nation is proud of you. Keep up the good work. Best regards Recommend

  • Ghulam Shabir
    Nov 23, 2018 - 9:00PM

    What an example of bravery Suhai Aziz Talpur has set! Certainly, she deserves great applaud. We r proud because of ur be very, Suhai Aziz Talpur. May Allah bless u ever.Recommend

  • chengez k
    Nov 23, 2018 - 9:21PM

    Pride of Pakistan !!!!Recommend

  • azad
    Nov 23, 2018 - 10:50PM

    Brave dougter of PakistanRecommend

  • Saddan
    Nov 23, 2018 - 11:17PM

    Pakistan is proud of you , daughter of Pakistan not just Sindh.lets get out of this narrow mindset
    @ Zahid Hussain.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Nov 23, 2018 - 11:49PM

    She has done a great job indeed. But we should not forget the two policemen who lost their lives on this operation.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Nov 24, 2018 - 12:42AM

    +10 for women…… well done.Recommend

  • AJ
    Nov 24, 2018 - 1:20AM

    I’m so proud of you Suhai, and I believe your story will be a source of inspiration to many youngsters especially girls. May Allah bless your parents for bringing you up the way they did.Recommend

  • Shakil Khan
    Nov 24, 2018 - 7:57AM

    Our middle class rocks what and they hard work. Recommend

  • Fakhri.pk@gmail.com
    Nov 24, 2018 - 4:59PM

    I wish a daughter like you Recommend

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