Women of “conservative” Balochistan have little space in the political, cultural, economic, or social fields. Conditions are even worse for Balochistan’s women in rural areas.
Surviving all these hurdles, Pari Gul Tareen has been posted as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Quetta Cantt. Tareen is the first woman in the history of the province to be appointed to this post.
She hails from the Pishin area of Balochistan and is the first woman in the province to join the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) after passing the Central Superior Services (CSS) exam.
Tareen is, however, not the only one to have made the country proud in these changing times.
Nigar Johar had earlier this year been promoted by the Pakistan Army to become the first woman lieutenant general.
According to the military’s media wing, Johar, who hails from the Panjpeer area of Swabi district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), also holds the accolade for becoming the first woman surgeon general of the Pakistan Army.
Earlier, in 2017, Johar had become the third woman officer to reach the rank of major general.
Swabi has produced a number of generals, but it was the first time that a woman had reached the said army rank.