Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Sonia Shamroz Khan, who is currently the District Police Officer of Battagram in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), received the prestigious “Police Officer of the Year” award from the International Association of Women Police in a momentous recognition of her unwavering dedication to law enforcement and her tireless efforts to combat violence against women.
SSP Sonia Shamroz Khan was honored at a ceremony in Auckland, New Zealand. She has also served as the district police officer in Chitral. One of her outstanding accomplishments was founding a complaint cell to register complaints about forced marriages, a widespread problem in the area.
According to reports, SSP Shamroz Khan dedicated her honor to the women police officers who persevered despite all circumstances and the victims of gender discrimination. She stressed the critical part performed by female cops in maintaining community safety and tranquility.
The reporting of crimes against women in the remote Battagram district, where SSP Shamroz Khan currently works, has greatly improved because to her empathic approach, which takes into account cultural values and sensibilities. Her efforts have changed the situation, providing newfound hope and security for women in need. Previously, women in this area were unwilling to request police assistance.