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In a significant step towards gender equality and empowerment, Islamabad recently witnessed the formal inauguration of Pakistan’s first women’s driving school and test center. The event, graced by the Islamabad Capital City Police Officer (ICCPO) Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, marked a momentous occasion for women in the country.

A Collaborative Effort with Purpose

The inauguration ceremony, held at the Police Lines Headquarters, was attended by key figures such as the Islamic Relief Organization’s Country Director, CPO Safe City/Traffic DIG Shohaib Khurram Janbaz, Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Islamabad SSP Muhammad Sarfraz Virk, and a multitude of police officials from the Traffic Division of the federal capital. The driving school, a collaborative effort with the Islamic Relief Organization, seeks to provide specialized training for women under the tutelage of experienced instructors.


Pakistan's First Women's Driving School Inaugurated in Islamabad
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Empowering Women

During the ceremony, ICCPO Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan underscored the pivotal role women play in society, emphasizing their contribution to progress and development. Recognizing the importance of empowering women, he advocated for initiatives like the establishment of women’s driving schools. Khan spoke passionately about the need to support women in diverse fields and assured attendees that the Islamabad Capital Police would take additional measures to nurture the talents of women in the future.

The driving school aims to offer comprehensive training, ensuring that women become proficient drivers under the guidance of expert instructors. Dr. Khan directed officers to facilitate every possible resource for women at the driving school and test center, reiterating the commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive environment.

Impressive International Standards

What sets this driving school apart is its commitment to international standards. The driving test center will ensure that successful candidates receive their driving licenses, adhering to rigorous global benchmarks. This not only boosts the credibility of the training but also empowers women to drive confidently on both national and international roads.

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The establishment of Pakistan’s first women’s driving school represents a crucial step towards breaking traditional gender barriers. It aligns with the global push for gender equality and women’s empowerment. As the driving school takes its first strides, it symbolizes a journey towards a more inclusive and progressive society, where women can navigate their paths with confidence and independence.

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