Pakistan’s Pride: ASP Faryal Farid Becomes First Lady Police Officer To Be Awarded ‘Sword of Honour’

In a bright day today, Pakistan awards first ever lady police officer with Sword of Honour, penning down history. 

Women have defied gender-specific roles and have made a mark in previously male-dominated professions, shattering down the label of ‘fragility’. One such unconventional example was set up by this lady police officer, who not only brilliantly completed her training but also attained the highest award to advocate for her competence.

ASP Faryal Farid got the prestigious award, making her the first woman ever in Pakistan’s Police Service. The award is given to the best police officer that has successfully cleared all the requirement at highest merit at the end of training at National Police Academy.

Shehryar Afridi, the Minister of State, was the chief guest at 44th passing out parade of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) officers at the police academy. He expressed his appreciation and said he is very happy that 29 ASPs, including 7 lady officers have formally passed out, completing their training.

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Commandant of National Police Academy presented an honorary shield to Minster Sheryar Afridi.

ASP Faryal was presented with the Sword of Honour, while the best in parade award was given to ASP Saddam Hussain, best in firing award was given to Usman Munir, Faryal Farid got the best in discipline award, best in physical training to ASP Ali Raza and  ASP Dr Anam Faryal acquired the best in academic distinction award.

Earlier Commandant Mehr Khaliq Dad Lak said that the ASPs were trained for 18 months under specialized training programme to prepare them for the force. They were provided training on modern lines in four phases to equip them with advanced training, ensuring efficiency in the execution of their duties.

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