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Female Perceptions toward the Women Police Officer Profession in Pakistan: Case Studies of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Fasihuddin (PSP), Basharat Hussain and Imran Ahmad Sajid

Abstract
It is critical to better comprehend why qualified females in Pakistan are not drawn to
the law enforcement profession. In order to further this understanding, a survey was
distributed to university educated females, working women, and female NGO
employees in two provinces in Pakistan, i.e. Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkwha. The
study findings revealed that a significant majority of the respondents were not joining
the police service due to lack of respect in society; security issues; and family and
marital disturbances. The survey research data and recommendations will be outlined
in comprehensive detail.

Keywords: Women in Policing; Pakistan; Balochistan; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa