Pakistani female police { 14 images } Created 14 Aug 2011

Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto established the first ever women-only police station in Rawalpindi in 1994.
The establishment of the exclusive police station was a response to the increasing
incidents and complaints of police excesses against women arrested or
investigated by male members of the department. All cases involving
women were to be dealt with by the Women's Police Station.
The Bhutto administration proceeded to create women-only police stations in Abbotabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Multan, Karachi and Larkana.

Sadly the Women's Police Station are not always working the way they should be.
For instance the all-women police stations were stopped from registering cases in 2002. A study revealed that women police officers were not allowed to register FIRs by
senior ranking male officials of the police department.
This situation is only slowly changing and good intentions often go to waste.

These photos are about one of those all female police stations in Karachi.
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