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Meet Hina Munawar, the first female FC Commanding Officer ever

With more and more women taking up their places in public offices, Pakistan gears up to narrow gender disparity in workforce. Women like Hina Munawar are the torch bearers of women empowerment in Pakistan.

FC Swat

Hina Munawar is the first woman to serve the District Officer for FC in Swat. She hails from Faisalabad and is posted in Swat as per the mandatory rule for PSP officers to serve a year in FC. Munawar is the mother of a three-year-old, urged girls and women to continue to strive for their dream despite the difficulties.

While explaining her determination towards her job and the reason she chose police after clearing Central Superior Services, Munawar added “I love this uniform. I always have.”

“I never looked back once I started on this path. I focused on my dream to become a police officer all the time, and thanks to my family’s unconditional support, I finally made it,” Hina added.

Hina said that after finishing up her training, she was initially posted in Punjab. “But, I was recently posted as the commanding officer of the constabulary in Swat district,” informed Hina Munawar.

Never ever give up, no matter the circumstances. Stay focused, concentrate on your objectives and your dreams will come true one day. Success will be yours

“It is an honor and a privilege leading a force that offered countless sacrifices to safeguard the motherland in the war against terror,” she added while elaborating her feelings on the posting. “The FC is a force where you can find people from one tribe in the same platoon. It gives you an insight into each tribe’s culture and customs.”

Munawar added that she immensely respect the local Pashtun culture adding that “the deep respect and sense of acceptance and hospitality you are accorded – coming from Punjab, I find it very unique.”

Hina, outright rejected the question if she feared being posted in Swat. “As I said, I am proud to be part of a force that challenged the militants and overcame them with the help of our armed forces.”

“There’s always a threat since we don’t believe in zero-threat but we know we will not be facing it alone as we are being assisted by the police and the armed forces,” Hina said. “There is always a danger but life and death run parallel and I am not afraid of sacrificing my life.”

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In her message to young girls and women, Hina urged young girls to keep up with their dreams and never give up.

“Never ever give up, no matter the circumstances. Stay focused, concentrate on your objectives and your dreams will come true one day. Success will be yours,” she said in her conclusive remarks.

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