PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government on Friday appointed the first female police officer in the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD).
Bano, a grade 17 officer, is the first woman to be appointed as DSP in the department. She had been inducted in the police in 1996 as an assistant sub-inspector (ASI).
Since 2005, Bano has been posted at the Central Police Office as a DSP. Over the last two years, she has served as DSP Traffic.
Bano accepted her current position and termed it as an honour.
Another grade 17 female police officer, Asmat Ara, who previously served as DSP Traffic in Peshawar was transferred to the K-P Special Branch.
Similarly, K-P inspector-general (IG) has appointed DSP Rozia Altaf as a DSP in the provincial Elite Force. Altaf is also be the first female police officer to serve as a DSP in the Elite Force. Prior to this rank, she served as DSP Investigation and DSP Traffic.