By Muhammad Luqman
Overcoming all the gender and religious barriers, Helena Saeed has become the first ever female Additional Inspector General (AIG) police in the history of Pakistan.
Hailing from northwestern city of Quetta, not only is she the first ever female to achieve this milestone but also the first individual to have done it from Balochistan, the least developed province of Pakistan. Currently, she is the highest ranking officer of the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) from this part of the country.
She is first Christian woman who was promoted to the rank of AIG Police in Pakistan. Helena Saeed’s promotion is evident of the fact that if someone is talented then #Pakistan is land of opportunities regardless of religion , sect or sex.
Helena’s achievement is a moment for pride for all the women of Pakistan who are fighting for their rights in this generally male-dominated society.
According to media reports, her husband ASP Rizwan Khan Tareen was killed in an encounter with anti-state elements in 1995. After his martyrdom, Helena decided to carry the mission of her husband forward herself and joined police force through CSS 23rd CTP as ASP, four years later. She got the honour of being the first female CSS officer in the service.