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SSP Tahira Yasub Makes History as First Woman AIG in Gilgit-Baltistan Police

SSP Tahira Yasub Makes History as First Woman AIG in Gilgit-Baltistan Police

In a historic achievement, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Tahira Yasub has broken gender barriers by taking on the additional responsibility of Assistant Inspector General (AIG) in the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Police Establishment.

This landmark move makes her the first woman to occupy such a prominent position in the region. The GB police has applauded her appointment, recognizing her as one of the most seasoned and proficient officers in the Gilgit-Baltistan Police Service through a social media announcement.

Tahira Yasub’s distinguished career is a testament to her wealth of administrative expertise, spanning various departments, units, and branches within the region’s police force. Currently serving as Commandant Police Training College Gilgit, she has previously held the role of AIG Logistics, highlighting her capabilities and leadership.

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Noteworthy in Yasub’s journey is her historic appointment in 2011 as the first woman police officer to serve as Traffic Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). Her dedication to professional development extends internationally, demonstrated by her 14-month training of local and UN police officers in Sudan in 2012.

The pinnacle of her career came in 2019 when she was promoted to the rank of SSP after being the inaugural woman Superintendent of Police (SP) in Gilgit-Baltistan. Yasub’s academic background in international relations, with a degree from Karakoram International University, underscores her global perspective. She has represented Pakistan in UN peacekeeping missions, showcasing her skills on the international stage.

Tahira Yasub’s journey signifies not only a personal triumph but also a significant step toward gender inclusivity and diversity in the traditionally male-dominated field of law enforcement in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. Her multifaceted experience, both domestically and internationally, positions her as a trailblazer and role model for aspiring women in the field of policing.