PESHAWAR: AIG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Dr Quraish Khan has been nominated for the UN Women champion award in recognition of contribution to establish the first ever women reporting centre Parachinar Kurram, Tribal District in the ex FATA, on self help basis in 2020.
The Centre ushered in an era of gender responsive policing in the region. It received a public applause. The centre played an instrumental role in reducing violence against women in the area and dozens of cases were registered under the Ghag Act (forceful marriages) immediately after its inception.
This initiative is huge stride to strengthen the regular policing regime in former Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) after its merger in wake of 25th constitutional amendment.
It is widely believed that such kind of initiatives would bring sea changes in the police culture responding to the specific needs of girls and women who are victims of violence and crimes.
Dr Quraish Khan contribution, commitment and innovation are immense for reaching targeted audience and helping to build an equal society, free from gender discrimination and gender based violence.