LAHORE: For the first time in over four decades, women personnel have been made part of the security section at Wagah on the Indo-Pak border here Wednesday.
Pakistani commandos which guards the country’s border with India appointed women constables to perform duty on the International Border.
But their role was confined to routine patrolling and managing crowds at special events.
“Women constables were inducted into the force for the first time in the history but only to tone down the relations between the two arch-rivals”, sources said.
Talking to a news channel, Lady constables said “We feel proud to be assigned at our duties for the safeguard of borders”.
Last year India had also deployed some lady police to their borders but it was reported that since it is a very hard job and if they feel comfortable and don’t receive any injury, only then they would be allowed to continue,” he said.
Women are assigned to their duties following a visit of Interior Minister Rehman Malik which have brought a message of peace and a formalize a new visa agreement between the two countries.
Wagah is the only road border crossing between India and Pakistan and lies on the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Amritsar, India and Lahore, Pakistan.