ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday felicitated Deputy Superintendent of Police Shahzadi Gulfam on wining the UN Award for International Female Police Peacekeeper Award 2011.
Gulfam is the first Pakistani female to win this prestigious award. In his felicitation message, the President while congratulating her on winning the prestigious award said that it was also an honour for the entire country.
Gulfam was the first Pakistani female to be deployed in the United Nation’s (UN) Mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1997.
In 2010, she was redeployed in the UN Mission in Timor-Leste as the UN Police Team leader posted in Timor-Leste National Police Vulnerable Persons Unit in the capital Dili.
The award was delivered at the opening ceremony of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) annual training conference on Aug 21 in Lexington, Kentucky USA.
President Zardari further in his message said, “time and again our women have proved that given conducive environment, they can excel in any field of human endeavor.”
The President also said that laurels won by Pakistani women enhanced the country’s image abroad and gave the nation a reason to feel proud.
The President wished her success in her professional career and her future life.