First Pakistani woman joins border force as officer

Shazia says she succeeded in achieving her goal despite being a widow.–File photo

As women are making their mark in every field in Pakistan, Pakistan’s Border Military Police (BMP) has recruited the first woman officer in its 132 years old history.

Shazia Bibi is the first woman who has got the honour of joining the BMP as an officer. She was handed over the appointment letter by the BMP Rajanpur commandant and Risaldar this week.

Expressing her feelings about her posting, Shazia said, “I am proud to receive this honour and I am especially grateful to CM Usman Buzdar who paid special attention to these areas and today a female official is going to be a part of this force. We must be ready at all times to protect Pakistan.”

Talking to a news channel on her first day on duty, Shazia said she was proud that she had got an opportunity to protect her country and the nation. Another reason she is proud to join the force is that she succeeded in achieving her goal despite being a widow, she said.

The Punjab Border Military Police (BMP) was founded in 1890.

After joining the border force, Shazia has drawn a lot of praise from the top government functionaries and social media users.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has congratulated Shahzia on joining the BMP as the first woman officer.

He took to Twitter to greet the first woman officer of the BMP in the following words, “I would like to congratulate Shazia Bibi on her appointment in BMP (Border Military Police) Rajanpur. This once again proves that our women can compete in every field. Her appointment will surely encourage more girls. Best of luck!”

The Punjab government has also congratulated Shazia on her appointment to the BMP as the first woman officer.

Shazia’s appointment to BMP has also been hailed by the Pakistani social media users.

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