In a first, Christian woman posted as additional SHO in KP’s merged districts

Published September 13, 2023
Samreen Amir has been posted as the additional station house officer at the women police reporting centre in Parachinar. — Photo provided by author
Samreen Amir has been posted as the additional station house officer at the women police reporting centre in Parachinar. — Photo provided by author

Samreen Amir has been appointed as the first woman additional station house officer (SHO) in merged districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to Kurram District Police Officer (DPO) Mohammad Imran, who said this was also the first instance of a Christian woman’s posting as the SHO in the province.

Samreen Amir has been posted as the additional station house officer at the women police reporting centre in Parachinar. — Photo provided by author
Samreen Amir has been posted as the additional station house officer at the women police reporting centre in Parachinar. — Photo provided by author

Amir, 35, took charge of the women police reporting centre in the Parachinar city of Kurram on Wednesday.

Following her posting, Amir said: “I thank God. I am very happy and so is our Christian community.”

Samreen Amir has been posted as the additional station house officer at the women police reporting centre in Parachinar. — Photo provided by author
Samreen Amir has been posted as the additional station house officer at the women police reporting centre in Parachinar. — Photo provided by author

Speaking to Dawn.com, she expressed the resolve to dedicate “all my energy towards solving problems faced by women”.

Meanwhile, DPO Imran stressed the need for women empowerment in erstwhile tribal districts and said, “We will encourage and empower women who have been recruited [in police] to play their role in this regard.”

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