Pakistan province hikes female police quota

Pakistan province hikes female police quota

Karachi, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan's Sindh province has hiked the quota of females in the police force from 2 per cent to 5 per cent, it was announced on Wednesday.

The move came in pursuance of a 2015 decision by the Sindh Service Tribunal, which deals with matters relating to the terms and conditions of service of civil servants, Dawn reported.

According to the decision, a 5 per cent quota is to be reserved for female personnel in each rank.

This means the strength of female deputy superintendents would increase to 19, inspectors to 80 and sub-inspectors to 187.

The Sindh Police will also have 347 women assistant sub-inspectors, 579 head constables and 4,131 constables, the notification said.

The increase in female police officers will considerably boost the dismal overall figures for policewomen in Pakistan, put at 5,731 by the National Police Bureau earlier this year.

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