For the first time in the history of the police in Pakistan’s Sindh province, a Hindu woman will join the force as a high-ranking officer, The News reported. Manisha Ropeta, 26, has become the first Hindu woman to be appointed DSP in the Sindh Police after clearing the Sindh Public Service Commission exam.
"I had to work very hard, probably harder than others. Sometimes I would feel the day would go by and I had done nothing except studying," a happy Ropeta told Geo News.
Ropeta plans to quit her profession in medicine and pursue a career in law enforcement instead.
Ropeta is also interested in poetry and is excited to start her DSP training and serve in the police force.
According to the results announced by the Sindh Public Service Commission on April 13, Ropeta stood 16th in a merit list of 152 successful candidates.
Located in the southeast of the country, Sindh is the third largest province of Pakistan by area and second-largest province by population after Punjab.