- Amara Athar, a BS-19 police officer, has made history by becoming the first woman Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) in Lahore, reflecting a shift in the traditionally male-dominated field of traffic policing.
- The appointment demonstrates the Punjab Inspector General of Police Dr. Usman Anwar’s commitment to prioritizing female officers for key assignments, breaking barriers in the police force.
- The achievements of female officers, including Lahore Investigation SSP Dr. Anoosh Masood Chaudhry and ASP Syeda Sheharbano, have significantly contributed to reshaping law enforcement in Lahore
A lady police officer, Amara Athar, a BS-19 police officer, has been appointed as the Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) of Lahore by the Punjab government.
This marks a significant milestone, creating history in as she becomes the first woman to hold this key traffic control position in the provincial capital of Lahore. This decision reflects the Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Usman Anwar’s commitment to prioritizing female officers for field assignments, aiming to reshape the long-standing ‘male dominant’ tradition in policing.
Traffic policing has always been dominated with male police officers on duty and holding charge, this is the first time a woman has been given the reigns in Lahore.
Officer Amara Athar takes over from retired Captain. Mustansar Feroz, who served as the Lahore Chief Traffic Officer for the past year. Despite several male contenders, the IGP’s preference for a woman officer aligns with the commendable performance of another female officer, Ayesha Butt, who previously held the position of Gujranwala CTO.
Ms. Athar has a notable history of service, including a substantial period as the SP for Model Town, Lahore, according to the official. The departing CTO, Mr. Feroz, has been reassigned to the Punjab Safe City Authority (PSCA), where he is set to assume the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), filling a long-vacant position.