Chitral gets first female SHO

Dilshad was previously in-charge of the women's desk in Lower Chitral

Our Correspondent September 23, 2021
Dilshad Pari. Photo: File


For the first time in the history of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Chitral district, a policewoman has been posted as the station house officer (SHO) of Shaghoor Police Station.

After assuming her duties as SHO, Dilshad Pari inspected the situation of pending police cases, lock-ups and security check points of her police station.

Dilshad was previously in-charge of the women's desk in Lower Chitral. She was recruited as an assistant sub-inspector in police through the public service commission.

Her services have been frequently recognised by police high-ups, especially for her role in resolving basic issues of women including domestic disputes and fake marriages.

She has also been appreciated for working at the community level and helping reduce suicide rates in her area.

District Police Officer Lower Chitral Sonia Shamrooz while talking to The Express Tribune appreciated the posting of a female officer as a SHO in Chitral and expressed hope that Dilshad Pari would play an effective role in making women policing more practical apart from helping to resolve women's issues in Chitral more effectively.

Sonia added that women desks have played an immense role in reducing the incidence of domestic violence.

“With the deployment of female SHOs, female officers will now be able to better address the issues being faced by women,” she said.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 23rd, 2021.


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