In a first, the Punjab law enforcement authorities on Friday decided to deploy female police officers at various checkpoints in the provincial capital, media reports said.
According to a report, around 88 female officers will be deployed at 13 entry checkpoints in Lahore as part of the first phase of a campaign. They will be available around the clock and will perform their duties in eight-hour shifts.
The step, as per the report, is being taken to control crimes involving female suspects.
“We have been deployed at the checkpoints to control the illegal exchange of weapons and drugs, and to make this country peaceful,” said one officer as quoted by the report.
She remarked that more female officers will be deployed to other entry points in the next phase of the campaign.