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Pakistan's Sindh recruits women for anti-terror operations

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Islamabad, June 4: Police in Pakistan’s Sindh province, for the first time ever, have recruited 40 women in its Counter-Terrorism Department and Rapid Response Force, the media reported on Sunday. Not only women from major cities but also from rural backgrounds were selected after various tests, interviews and medical examition, police officials told Dawn news on Saturday, adding that they would receive training from Pakistan Army. After six months of training, the women recruited as police constables would be part of the regular police force. “After advertisement in newspapers in October 2016, a total of 50,562 candidates applied for the post of constables and filly 30,821 appeared in physical test,” said an official citing details of the recruitment process. “After different tests, interviews and medical examition filly 1,507 were selected who would be joining the force soon. (IANS)

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